Alzheimer's Plaques may be Destroyed by a Combination of Green Tea and Red Light

by Savitha C Muppala on  November 8, 2011 at 8:03 AM Research News
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There may be some promise in this strange mix of green tea and red light in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, scientists reveal.
 Alzheimer's Plaques may be Destroyed by a Combination of Green Tea and Red Light
Alzheimer's Plaques may be Destroyed by a Combination of Green Tea and Red Light

The combo, scientists expect, can obliterate the plaques in the brain, which is behind the characteristic problems in memory and among victims of Alzheimer's.

Animal experiments point out that green-tea extract with red light is capable of reaching tissue and bone to activate cell mitochondria and begin a process which can enhance the permeability of the barrier, researchers said. Other drugs which are capable of attacking beta-amyloid plaques can be delivered to the brain in a similar manner.

"This important research could form the basis of a potential treatment for Alzheimer's, with or without complementary drug treatment. The technique described could help to regulate and even stop the appearance of this disease," researchers said.



Source: Medindia

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