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Green Tea Protects Spinal Cord Neurons, Study

Update Date: Aug 22, 2014 10:59 PM EDT

Drinking green tea protects the brain, according to a new study.

Researchers found evidence that polyphenol in green tea can protect against spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress and can reduce free radical damage.

Lead researcher Jianbo Zhao and co-workers from the First Affiliated Hospital of Liaoning Medical University, in China found that green tea polyphenol significantly lessens oxidative stress and reduces neuronal apoptosis. Researchers said the findings show that green tea polyphenols can help protect spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress exposure.

The study "Green tea polyphenols protect spinal cord neurons against hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress," is published in the journal Neural Regeneration Research.

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