Neuroprotection: This is your brain on tea


The latest claimant to the neuroprotection crown is green tea, which provides therapeutic levels of the antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). A number of animal studies have indicated that EGCG may be beneficial in a range of disorders, including arthritis, colitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, and type 1 diabetes (Kim et al. J Nutr 2008;138:2111-2116; Oz et al. J Nutr Biochem 2005;16:297-304; Hsu et al. Autoimmunity 2007;40:138-147; Fu et al. Br J Nutr 2011;105:1218-1225).

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