Dr. Ed Okello and his Tea-researching Alzheimer’s-fighting team from Newcastle University UK,
Have found some encouraging results in preliminary tests on slowing down the disease with Britain’s favorite drink (besides lager & lime).
Their findings, published in the Journal ‘Phytotherapy Research’,
Show that black and green tea affect enzymes known to be involved in Alzheimer’s.
The effects from green tea were broader and longer-lasting on those enzymes than those of black tea,
-Even though both types of tea worked similar ways to some existing Alzheimer’s drugs.
Dr. Ed emphasized that there is still no cure for the disease yet,
But that the hope is to further research and develop tea compounds into a pharmaceutical tool against Alzheimer’s if the early promise pays off.
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