For those with heart disease risk factors, daily consumption of green tea extract can reduce blood sugar levels and improve gut health by lowering inflammation and decreasing "leaky gut". Green tea extract may prove to be effective at relieving some risks of metabolic syndrome.
Epigallocatechin (EGCG), a natural antioxidant found in green tea, may help in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. EGCG restores the activity of aztreonam, an antibiotic commonly used to treat infections caused by P. aeruginosa. The bacteria is resistant to major classes of antibiotics and is currently treated with a combination of drugs.
Older people who drink tea at least four times a week have better brain efficiency than those who don't, a new neuroimaging study reveals. Drinking tea is associated with better cognitive function in older people. Researchers report the study provides evidence that tea consumption has protective effects against age-related decline in brain organization.
Researchers report a boost in healthy antioxidants for green tea brewed with bottled, as opposed to tap, water.
EGCG and tannic acid, polyphenols found in green tea and red wine, may help to effectively block the formation of toxic amyloid structures, researchers report. The findings may pave the way to developing new treatments for amyloid-related neurodegenerative disorders and genetic metabolic disorders.