Worried about memory loss? How green tea may help

That cup of green tea could promote aging longevity.

If you are concerned that you memory may not be as crystal clear as it once was once.  Alzheimer's disease is a looming specter for many Baby Boomers, as researchers have projected that this condition will become increasingly widespread as this generation ages. But, while medical practitioners and scientists are experimenting with new ways to promote memory retention and potentially stall the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a recent study has revealed that imbibing a certain beverage may help reduce your risk from the comfort of your kitchen.

According to a press release from the University of Michigan, researchers from the school's Life Sciences Institute have discovered that a molecule found in green tea could be harnessed to prevent the development of amyloid plaque in the brain. This buildup is widely known to contribute to the memory loss that characterizes this disease, and, as such, most of the research dedicated to Alzheimer's has centered on stopping its formation and breaking down existing structures.

"This is the first example of structure-centric, multidisciplinary investigations by three principal investigators with three different areas of expertise," UM assistant professor Mi Hee Lim said of the study in a press release.

Widely consumed throughout Asia, green tea is well-known for its health benefits. This soothing beverage is rich in antioxidants that have been shown to combat everything from heart disease to cancer risk, and can promote overall aging longevity.

At Longevity Centres of America, we are dedicated to helping our clients age gracefully, so that they can continue to make the most of life well into their twilight years. Our approach to anti-aging medicine includes dietary guidelines, hormone replacement treatments, detoxifying IV chelation therapy and more.