Alzheimer's-like symptoms reversed in mice thanks to special diet of green tea and carrots that restored working memory
- Researchers fed some mice genetically programmed to develop Alzheimer's a diet with EGCG, found in green tea, and FA, found in carrots
- EGCG is an antioxidant that prevents free radicals from forming and FA is best known for its benefits for the skin
- After three months, mice fed this diet had memory and visual-spatial skills restored and could find their way out of a maze as well as healthy mice
- Scientists say it seems the compounds help prevent proteins from forming clumps on the brain and causing cognitive decline
A diet with compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer's-like symptoms in new experiments, a new study suggests.
Researchers say that mice genetically programmed to develop the disease had memory and visual-spatial skills restored and could find their way out of a maze just as well as healthy mice.
The team, from the University of Southern California, note that it's possible the discoveries made in the rodents may not be able to be replicated in humans.