Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Enlightenment is in the Green Tea Leaves, Booboo - Zen Yogi #Science #Health #Memory

Green tea.

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Ed:  heya, Zen Yogi, is that pot half empty or half full?

Zen Yogi:  that pot is misdirection and did you see what happened to your pic-a-nic basket?

A study published online in The FASEB Journal, involving mice, suggests that EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), the most abundant catechin and biologically active component in green tea, could alleviate high-fat and high-fructose (HFFD)-induced insulin resistance and cognitive impairment. Previous research pointed to the potential of EGCG to treat a variety of human diseases, yet until now, EGCG's impact on insulin resistance and cognitive deficits triggered in the brain by a Western diet remained unclear.

Science Daily:  Green tea ingredient may ameliorate memory impairment, brain insulin resistance, and obesity

Booboo, one day they will believe you, Yogi

Zen Yogi, no, they won't, but we will be ok so long as they keep bringing pic-a-nic baskets

The interested student is invited to the source article for the methodology in their experiment but it's probably thicker than most would want.  The conclusion is warranted based on their observations but see their article to get the foundation for that.

"Many reports, anecdotal and to some extent research-based, are now greatly strengthened by this more penetrating study," said Thoru Pederson, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal.

- SD

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