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Green tea polyphenols protect spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress

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ClinicalNews.Org

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21-Aug-2014

Green tea polyphenols are strong antioxidants and can reduce free radical damage. Can they protect spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress? Jianbo Zhao and co-workers from the First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical University, China discovered that green tea polyphenol effectively alleviated oxidative stress and inhibit neuronal apoptosis, indicating green tea polyphenols play a protective role in spinal cord neurons under oxidative stress. The relevant study has been published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 9, No. 14, 2014).

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3 thoughts on “Green tea polyphenols protect spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress

  1. Amazing. Green tea is such a powerful antioxidant that is even suggested that the bioactive compounds in green tea can have various protective effects on neurones and may reduce the risk of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the two most common neurodegenerative disorders. It’s good for the heart, and can kill bacteria inhibit viruses like influenza,.
    If we were all drinking green tea we would be in good shape! Me? I can’t handle the jitteriness!

    • I love green tea and, lucky me, I have no problem with the caffeine or any other of its biochemicals. I also love yerba mate tea, which is also full of healthy benefits but I know not everyone can handle it either. Sometimes it can be hard in more sensitive tummies. A good option would be taking EGCG supplement. With this it’s easier to know exactly the amount of EGCG you’re getting (which is harder to know when you’re just drinking green tea). Have you ever tried those capsules?

      • No until I read your blog I hadn’t even heard of EGCG!
        The tea I drink for its health benefits is Ginger! Hmm ginger tea, yum!
        Perhaps I will have to give green tea a try again

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