Green tea extract interferes with the formation of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease

Contact: Laura J. Williams laurajw@umich.edu 734-615-4862 University of Michigan ANN ARBOR—Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a new potential benefit of a molecule in green tea: preventing the misfolding of specific proteins in the brain. The aggregation of these proteins, called metal-associated amyloids, is associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. A…

Polyphenols in red wine and green tea halt prostate cancer growth

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology New report in the FASEB Journal suggests that disrupting a particular cellular signaling pathway could stop or slow the initiation, promotion, and progression of prostate cancer In what could lead to a major advance in the treatment of…

New evidence that green tea may help fight glaucoma and other eye diseases

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 202-872-6042 American Chemical Society This release is available in Chinese. Scientists have confirmed that the healthful substances found in green tea — renowned for their powerful antioxidant and disease-fighting properties — do penetrate into tissues of the eye. Their new report, the first documenting how the…

Green tea component may help preserve stored platelets, tissues

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Suong-Hyu Hyon, Ph.D. biogen@frontier.kyoto-u.ac.jpCell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair Tampa, Fla. (September 14th, 2009) – In two separate studies, a major component in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate (EGCG), has been found to help prolong the preservation of both stored blood platelets and cryopreserved skin tissues. Published…

Cream with green tea extract hinders HIV transmission: study

2009 study posted for filing (AFP)–May 19, 2009 WASHINGTON (AFP) – A chemical found in green tea helps inhibit sexual transmission of the virus which causes AIDS, said a study Tuesday that recommends using the compound in vaginal creams to supplement antiretrovirals. Medical experts at Germany’s University of Heidelberg said the compound could be a…

Study reveals how green tea boosts brain cell production to aid memory

Contact: Ben Norman Sciencenewsroom@wiley.com 44-012-437-70375 Wiley Brainy beverage: Study reveals how green tea boosts brain cell production to aid memory It has long been believed that drinking green tea is good for the memory. Now researchers have discovered how the chemical properties of China’s favorite drink affect the generation of brain cells, providing benefits for…

Ingredient found in green tea significantly inhibits breast cancer growth in female mice: EGCG decreases in TCSA (66%), tumor weight (68%) 5 weeks

Repost from 2008 Contact: Donna Krupa dkrupa@the-aps.org 703-967-2751 American Physiological Society SAN DIEGO, CA — Green tea is high in the antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin-3- gallate) which helps prevent the body’s cells from becoming damaged and prematurely aged. Studies have suggested that the combination of green tea and EGCG may also be beneficial by providing protection…

Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless

Contact: Greg Lester lester@aacr.org 267-646-0554 American Association for Cancer Research PHILADELPHIA − Concentrated chemicals derived from green tea dramatically boosted production of a group of key detoxification enzymes in people with low levels of these beneficial proteins, according to researchers at Arizona Cancer Center. These findings, published in the August issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers…