Again, another recent study supports the fact that green tea would help prevent Alzheimer’s. This time it is an investigation carried out in the University of McMaster (Canada), published in the prestigious Journal of the American Chemical Society. This study reveals that epigallocatechin gallate (the main active ingredient in green tea) is an element that stops the formation of beta-amyloid plaques, which are responsible for creating proteins that are related to the development of Alzheimer’s.
Researchers at McMaster University, through a nuclear magnetic resonance, managed to observe how epigallocatechin gallate prevents the molecular formation of these plaques, which are capable of severely damaging healthy cells in a person’s brain. Thanks to these findings, investigations continue in which the extracts of green tea would be used to prevent this degenerative disease and prevent its development over time. It should be noted that Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects almost 50 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). According to this institution, by the year 2050 there could be more than 130 million people who suffer from this disease. So far, Alzheimer’s has no cure.
It is a degenerative and progressive disease that affects the memory and other important functions of the mind, although there are treatments that help and improve the quality of life of the patient temporarily. Also, the most important thing
is how the loved ones support at all times the person suffering from this disease, under the recommendations of a specialist. The responsibility of the content and authorship of this article is RPP.
The population with visual problems will have access to a free screening campaign in the district of Manantay, with the participation of renowned ophthalmologists of our environment. The activity will take place in the days before Christmas. Health professionals launched a screening campaign of ametropia or refractive error of the eye, which prevents images from focusing properly on the retina. An activity that will be open to the public, in the district of Manantay. Walter Román Córdova, specialist in ophthalmology, reported that the screening campaign of ametropia and pathology, will take place at the crossing of the Mangos shreds with Bolognesi, in front of the Plaza Mayor of San Fernando.
The doctor said that it is an initiative that seeks to improve the vision of people, especially transporters, who live exposed to dust and the sun’s rays. The attentions will be from 9 am to 5 pm, and will run until December 22. The screening is free, but the lenses and evaluations have a comfortable price, because they are aimed at people with limited resources.