Green tea has been deemed good for health, skin, brain function etc, and now recent research has revealed that it is even good for improving the image quality of MRIs.
Sanjay Mathur and colleagues note that research has revealed the potential usefulness of nanoparticles, iron oxide in particular, to make biomedical imaging better, but they had have their disadvantages as they tend to cluster together easily and need help getting to their destinations in the body. To address these issues, researchers have recently tried attaching natural nutrients to the nanoparticles.
Mathur's team wanted to see if compounds from green tea, which research suggests has anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties, could play this role.
The findings are reported in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.