Friday, April 7, 2017

A Cup of Tea can Keep the Dementia Away

        It has been recently discovered that consuming a cup of tea daily will decrease the risk of cognitive decline in the elder years. Research led by Assistant Professor Feng Lei at National University of Singapore's Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, reported a 50% decrease in normal individuals. This was pretty low compared to individuals who carry the APOE e4 gene whose percent decrease went up by 85%. APOE e4 is a gene that puts people genetically at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.
       The benefits of tea consumption come from the tea leaves themselves. There are bioactive compounds in the leaves that demonstrate anti-inflammatory and antioxidant advantages. Some other compounds help protect the brain from vascular damage and from degeneration, thus preventing diseases like Dementia.  This is new and exciting news in the medical community and further research is being done to help support these findings.

1 comment:

  1. There are a lot of precautions and ways on how to take care of one's body to prevent diseases. Knowing which disease is prevalent and would most likely be passed onto another generation aides in understanding and knowing which precautions to take.