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Study: Green tea may help protect the brain against Alzheimer's

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Researchers at the University of Michigan say green tea may help protect your brain against Alzheimer's disease.

Their study found a molecule in green tea blocks the formation of specific proteins in the brain that clump together to cause Alzheimer's.

Specifically, researchers found that EGCG in green tea interferes with the development of plaque seen in Alzheimer's and other degenerative brain conditions.

The study's author says next his team will tweak the EGCG molecule and test its ability to prevent plaque development in animals.

The hope is that research could ultimately lead to clinical trials in Alzheimer's patients to refine the use of ECGC to prevent or maybe treat the condition.

In the meantime, a few cups of green tea a day may not only keep you sharp, but also reduce your risk of cancer and protect your heart at the same time.

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