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NEW RESEARCH ~

Green Tea Extract

Boosts Your Brain Power, Especially Working Memory ~

Green Tea Extract enhances the cognitive functions - in particular the working memory. According to researchers from Switzerland’s University Hospital of Basel, Green Tea ExTracts reputedly have many positive effects on health, and their evidence is the first to report Green Tea Extracts’ ability to enhance cognitive functions - in particular the working memory - by increasing the brain's effective connectivity, meaning the causal influence that one brain area exerts over another. This effect on connectivity also led to improvement in actual cognitive performance. In the past the main ingredients of Green Tea have been thoroughly studied in cancer research, heart disease and Type-2 diabetes, but recently, scientists have also been inquiring into the beverage's positive impact on the human brain. Different studies were able to link Green Tea to beneficial effects on the cognitive performance. However, the neural mechanisms underlying this cognitive enhancing effect of green tea remained unknown. In the current study, male volunteers were given several grams of Green Tea Extract before they solved working memory tasks. The study subjects tested significantly better for working memory tasks after the admission of Green Tea Extract. The scientists then analyzed the effects on brain activity using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which showed increased connectivity between the parietal and the frontal cortex of the brain. These neuronal findings correlated positively with improvement in task performance of the participants. The researchers then indicated that the findings suggest that Green Tea might increase the short-term synaptic plasticity of the brain. The findings, which were published in the academic journal, Psychopharmacology, suggest promising clinical implications: Modeling effective connectivity among frontal and parietal brain regions during working memory processing might help assess Green Tea’s efficacy for treatment of cognitive impairments in neuropsychiatric disorders such as dementia.

Sources: Science Daily and Medical News Today

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Green Tea Extract Boosts Your Brain Power, Especially

Working Memory ~


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HEALTH TIPS ~

CHOLESTEROL:

Too Much of a Bad Thing ~

Controlling the amount of cholesterol in your blood is one of the best ways to decrease your risk for heart attack or stroke. Ideally, you want to shoot for total cholesterol under 200, with LDL (the bad one) under 110 and HDL (the good one) greater than 35. You can help lower LDL and triglycerides by avoiding foods with saturated fat, (the number-one cholesterol-boosting culprit which clogs arteries and increases LDL levels). Avoid whole-milk dairy products (swap the ice cream for low-fat frozen yogurt; skip the brie cheese in favor of part-skim mozzarella). Avoid processed meats (trade the bacon, sausage, liverwurst for substitute lower-fat options, like bacon and sausage made from turkey and other lean protein sources). Don’t forget to add Garlic to your diet; the German Commission E Monographs support the use of Garlic in lowering excessive serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.

NO SNOOZE TUBE - Please!

To wake up refreshed tomorrow, scale back on screen time tonight. A Japanese study found that people who watched TV or used a computer more than three hours per evening were more likely to report insufficient sleep, even if actual sleep duration was about normal, as electronic media may increase your need for sleep and undercut its quality. The message is clear. Start tonight and make this your new nightly habit for new brighter days.

 

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