According to a new study, it was revealed that, a compound found in green tea and voluntary exercise slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and may even reverse its effects.
Alzeimers is a common disease found in many people nowadays with the symptoms like increased memory loss and confusion, agitation and a lack of concern for your environment and surroundings.
The researchers have decided to investigate the effects of voluntary exercise and EGCG on memory function and A-beta levels in mice known to show plaque deposits and behaviour deficits. They administered EGCG in the drinking water of the mice and gave them access to running or exercise wheels and found remarkable improvements in the cognitive function and retention in the Alzheimer’s affected mice.
Explaining the study, Todd Schachtman, professor of psychological sciences in the College of Arts and Science at University of Missouri stated that “In Alzheimer’s patients, amyloid-beta peptide (A-beta) can accumulate and clump together causing amyloid plaques in the brain. We looked at ways of preventing or postponing the onset of the disease which we hope can eventually lead to an improvement of health status and quality of life for the elderly, he added.