Navigation Links
Green tea may protect brain cells against Parkinson's disease
Date:12/13/2007

Philadelphia, PA, December 13, 2007 Does the consumption of green tea, widely touted to have beneficial effects on health, also protect brain cells" Authors of a new study being published in the December 15th issue of Biological Psychiatry share new data that indicates this may be the case. The authors investigated the effects of green tea polyphenols, a group of naturally occurring chemical substances found in plants that have antioxidant properties, in an animal model of Parkinsons disease.

Parkinsons disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, resulting from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells, and there is presently no cure. According to Dr. Baolu Zhao, corresponding and senior author on this article, current treatments for Parkinsons are associated with serious and important side effects. Their previous research has indicated that green tea possesses neuroprotective effects, leading Guo and colleagues to examine its effects specifically in Parkinsons. The authors discovered that green tea polyphenols protect dopamine neurons that increases with the amount consumed. They also show that this protective effect is mediated by inhibition of the ROS-NO pathway, a pathway that may contribute to cell death in Parkinsons.

Considering the popularity of green tea beverages worldwide, there is enormous public interest in the health effects of its consumption. John H. Krystal, M.D., Editor of Biological Psychiatry and affiliated with both Yale University School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, reminds us that many health-related claims have been made for a wide variety of naturally-occurring substances and many of these claims, as in the case of St. Johns Wort and Ginko Biloba, have not held up in rigorous clinical studies. Thus, it is extremely important to identify the putative neuroprotective mechanisms in animal models, as Guo and colleagues have begun to do for Parkinsons dise
'/>"/>

Contact: Jayne Dawkins
ja.dawkins@elsevier.com
215-239-3674
Elsevier
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Green Tea May Brew Up Healthier Skin
2. Lettuce, leafy greens and E. coli
3. Houston Texans Star Players Ahman Green and Matt Schaub Help Easter Seals, Avondale House and Local Families Tackle Autism
4. ComPsych(R) Corp. Announces Health at Work(SM) Award Winners: Sprint, Erie Insurance, City of Naperville and Green Hills Public Library
5. Statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the New Congressional SCHIP Agreement
6. Green Seal Ramps Up Environmental Standard for Household Cleaners
7. PureCart Systems of Green Bay, Wis., is an Honored Recipient of an iParenting Media Award
8. Kaiser Permanente Named Green Electronics Champion by EPA, Green Electronics Council
9. Walgreens Launches New Health Essentials Catalog and Website for AARP Members Featuring More Than 20,000 Health-Related Products
10. Green Pet Products Introduces a New, Innovative Process to the Small Animal and Bird Litter/Bedding Category
11. Nexia Closes Acquisition of Green Endeavors; Landis Salons On Track to Generate Revenues of $2.2 Million in 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Woodland Hills permanent teeth in one day ... Art Institute in Woodland Hills and Oxnard, Calif., will speak ... Del Rey, Calif. , The award-winning prosthodontist, international speaker ... teeth in one day dental procedure at 1:30 p.m. Friday, ... developed 15 years ago, Dr. Jivraj said. Getting new teeth ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 B. ... to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national ... Health System in Bend, Ore. The top executive ... has recently placed more than 900 healthcare executives into organizations. ... medical providers, St. Charles Health System is the largest provider ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 This is ... state of the Cholesterol industry in Global and ... the industry, including definitions, applications and industry chain ... analysis are provided with a focus on history, ... A comparison between the international and Chinese situation ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Growing old was thought ... then. However, in recent studies, it was shown that many of ... credence behind them. As it turns out, the elderly can still ... , Of course, with all the time in the world, older ... them to indulge their passions in the twilight of their lives. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Hands-On ... this August in New York. This ... , -Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, -Strain ... & Thrust Manipulation, -Neuroobilization & Neurodynamics, -Proprioceptive ... to a single, isolated manual therapy school ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Expert Speaking at Nobel Biocare World Symposium in One Week 2Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Expert Speaking at Nobel Biocare World Symposium in One Week 3Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Expert Speaking at Nobel Biocare World Symposium in One Week 4Health News:Woodland Hills Dental Expert Speaking at Nobel Biocare World Symposium in One Week 5Health News:St. Charles Health System Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New CNO 2Health News:St. Charles Health System Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New CNO 3Health News:Cholesterol Industry 2014 Development Trends in Global & China Regions in a New Research Study Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2Health News:Cholesterol Industry 2014 Development Trends in Global & China Regions in a New Research Study Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Health News:It’s All Free For Seniors Review, How To Take Advantage of What Life Has to Offer In Old Age – Vinamy.com 2Health News:It’s All Free For Seniors Review, How To Take Advantage of What Life Has to Offer In Old Age – Vinamy.com 3Health News:Hands-On Seminars, the Leader in Manual Therapy Continuing Education, Announces Series of Comprehensive Hands-On Training Courses 2
... Oct. 1 Marking a new chapter in the realization ... disabilities, the Training, Education & Research Institute (TERI, Inc.) today ... Center for Research & Life Planning. Set on 20 ... will directly address the crisis of a growing and aging ...
... Renowned orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeon Dr. James Andrews ... taking care of elite professional athletes. However, both organizations ... and new research is now focused on them . ... Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla ., founded by ...
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report ... Pharmaceutical Packaging , http://www.reportlinker.com/p0127773/World-Pharmaceutical-Packaging.html , ... Global demand for pharmaceutical packaging will rise 5.3 ... The developed countries of Western Europe, the US and ...
... Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy,s Lawrence ... uncovered the role played by the least-understood part of ... repair breaks in DNA strands, a process that helps ... the puzzle in place, scientists can better understand how ...
... can have children is one of the major concerns ... fertility can be compromised by cancer treatment. For cancer ... by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center may ... impact their newborns. The studies, presented as companion papers ...
... the University of Louisville will be the only ... that last week announced they had enabled paralyzed ... Dr. Susan Harkema, the University of Louisville,s ... director at the university,s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Construction Begins on $50 Million Campus for Autism and Developmental Disability Life Quality 2Health News:Construction Begins on $50 Million Campus for Autism and Developmental Disability Life Quality 3Health News:Preventing Injuries in Firefighters Nationwide is New Research Focus for Top Sports Doc James Andrews, M.D. and Athletes' Performance 2Health News:Preventing Injuries in Firefighters Nationwide is New Research Focus for Top Sports Doc James Andrews, M.D. and Athletes' Performance 3Health News:Preventing Injuries in Firefighters Nationwide is New Research Focus for Top Sports Doc James Andrews, M.D. and Athletes' Performance 4Health News:Preventing Injuries in Firefighters Nationwide is New Research Focus for Top Sports Doc James Andrews, M.D. and Athletes' Performance 5Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Pharmaceutical Packaging Report 2Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Pharmaceutical Packaging Report 3Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Pharmaceutical Packaging Report 4Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Pharmaceutical Packaging Report 5Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Pharmaceutical Packaging Report 6Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Pharmaceutical Packaging Report 7Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Pharmaceutical Packaging Report 8Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Pharmaceutical Packaging Report 9Health News:Reportlinker Adds World Pharmaceutical Packaging Report 10Health News:Scientists decipher missing piece of first-responder DNA repair machine 2Health News:Scientists decipher missing piece of first-responder DNA repair machine 3Health News:Studies find few risks to newborn offspring of parents who are childhood cancer survivors 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... completed the sale to Galderma of all rights to ... by Valeant for $1.4 billion in cash, pursuant to ... completed its acquisition of Galderma. "We ... to a company that is firmly committed to the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014 Decision Resources Group ... of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration,s (FDA) approval ... binder Velphoro, which was approved by the FDA in ... kidney disease (CKD) patients on dialysis. Other ... Nephrology (US) Q2 2014 : ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... As health officials across the Midwest warn against the widespread ... Michigan will offer free diagnostic testing for ... to administer tests and, in some cases, fill the matching ... the study. The Grand Rapids, Mich. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Half of Surveyed Nephrologists Report Moderate Familiarity with Velphoro, Which Received FDA Approval Late Last Year for the Treatment of Hyperphosphatemia in Dialysis 2Half of Surveyed Nephrologists Report Moderate Familiarity with Velphoro, Which Received FDA Approval Late Last Year for the Treatment of Hyperphosphatemia in Dialysis 3Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 2Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 3
... Ala., Nov. 9 Surgical Care Affiliates ("SCA") today ... at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday, November 16, ... A 30-day replay will be available approximately an ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080812/CLTU111LOGO ) ...
... Mass., Nov. 9 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... the 38th annual Global Congress for Minimally Invasive Gynecology ... Results from two clinical studies will be presented ... systems and mid-urethral sling systems used to treat pelvic ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Boston Scientific's Urology/Gynecology Products Featured in Studies at Global Congress 2Boston Scientific's Urology/Gynecology Products Featured in Studies at Global Congress 3Boston Scientific's Urology/Gynecology Products Featured in Studies at Global Congress 4Boston Scientific's Urology/Gynecology Products Featured in Studies at Global Congress 5
BD Beaver Cataract blade, 30.0 mm long x 2.2 mm wide, designed for ICCE and ECCE procedures, designed for ICCE and ECCE, sterile....
BD Beaver Chondroplastic blade, sharp on two sides, curved, sterile...
BD Beaver Meniscus blade, 7 mm flat (4/bx, 1 bx/ca), specially designed maximum leverage and visibility, cutting edge: 7 mm, sterile....
... accurate testing of large oculomotor ... Fits all standard trial frames. ... of thin optical quality acrylic ... includes a display box. Available ...
Medicine Products: