Research Shows that Green Tea Enhances Memory

Researchers at the University of Basel have published a  study in the journal Psychopharmacology, which found that green tea extract enhances memory and other cognitive functioning.  What the researchers found was that communication between different areas of the brain, a function called “connectivity” was enhanced by green tea. They showed this by doing  MRI studies of the brain which revealed that electrical activity was enhanced  in such a  manner as to show that the “connectivity” between two different areas of the brain,  (the parietal area and the  frontal cortex ) was enhanced.

One of the lead researchers  Prof. Stefan Borgward states, “Our findings suggest that green tea might increase the short-term synaptic plasticity of the brain.”  The implications of this study are enormous. The possibility that anything that is as safe and inexpensive as green tea may help millions of people  who may be at risk for,  or may now be developing a decline in their mental faculties,  needs to be further studied and the results widely publicized as this is a major  public health concern in the US and internationally.

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