viernes, octubre 05, 2012

Estudian cómo el té verde mejora la memoria

"We ran tests on two groups of mice, one which had imbibed EGCG and a
control group," said Bai. "First the mice were trained for three days
to find a visible platform in their maze. Then they were trained for
seven days to find a hidden platform."

The team found that the EGCG treated mice required less time to find
the hidden platform. Overall the results revealed that EGCG enhances
learning and memory by improving object recognition and spatial memory.

"We have shown that the organic chemical EGCG acts directly to
increase the production of neural progenitor cells, both in glass
tests and in mice," concluded Bai. "This helps us to understand the
potential for EGCG, and green tea which contains it, to help combat
degenerative diseases and memory loss."