dementia

EGCG in Green Tea May Help Battle Alzheimer’s

EGCG, the major polyphenol in green tea, may play a role in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Preclinical evidence suggests that EGCG “interferes with the formation of toxic assemblies (oligomers), one of the prime suspects in the early steps of the molecular cascade that leads...

Caffeine May Lower Older Women’s Risk of Dementia

A substantial daily dose of caffeine—the equivalent of five to six cups of tea a day—may help older women lower their odds of dementia or cognitive impairment, according to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. “Compared with women who consumed a low amount of caffeine...