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It might be time to change the adage from ‘an apple a day…’ to ‘a cup of green tea a day….’—new research suggests that those who love to drink this beverage are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s as they age. Scientists at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, have discovered that a compound in green tea called polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate disrupts the formation of toxic, beta amyloid plaques that coat the brain of Alzheimer’s patients, a hallmark of the disease. As many as 50 million people worldwide suffer from the neurodegenerative condition, and the Canadian study, reported in the Journal of American Chemical Society, points to at least one healthy habit that could keep the disease at bay.

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Featured in Harmony — Celebrate Age Magazine
December 2017