A recent study in mice has shown that a simple tea extract and exercise can reverse the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. Mice exhibiting signs of Alzheimer’s, were given two tests. The first was a maze the mice had to navigate to find the correct hole to assess memory and cognition. For the second test, mice were given nesting material and were observed 24 hours later to assess their normal nest making abilities. Mice that showed Alzheimer’s signs could not correctly find the hole and had erratically made nests.
The researchers then administered epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), or green tea extract, and provided mice with running wheels. The mice were tested again in the maze and with the nesting material, all those that were treated and provided exercise showed remarkable improvement in cognitive and memory function.
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