Green Tea Protects the Brain During Spinal Cord Injury

by Sheela Philomena on  August 25, 2014 at 9:52 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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In case of a spinal cord injury, the polyphenols in green tea can protect people's brain, reveals new research.
 Green Tea Protects the Brain During Spinal Cord Injury
Green Tea Protects the Brain During Spinal Cord Injury

Jianbo Zhao and co-workers from the First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical University, China found that polyphenols found in green tea are strong antioxidants and can reduce free radical damage.

It also effectively alleviated oxidative stress and inhibits neuronal apoptosis, indicating that green tea polyphenols play a protective role in spinal cord neurons under oxidative stress.

The study is published in the Neural Regeneration Research.

Source: ANI

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