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  • Green tea, red wine could help treat genetic diseases

    Jerusalem: Compounds in green tea and in red wine may help block the formation of toxic molecules that cause severe developmental and mental disorders, and may help treat certain inborn congenital metabolic diseases, a study has found. Most people with inherited metabolic disorders are born with a defective gene that results in a critical enzyme deficiency.

  • Sip green tea to combat bone marrow disorders

    Washington: A compound found in green tea could have life saving potential for patients who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone marrow disorders, says a study. The compound epigallocatechine-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol found in green tea leaves, may be of particular benefit to patients struggling with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis – both related to bone marrow disorders, according to the researchers.

  • New Year ‘detox’ may put your life at risk: experts

    London: New Year ‘detox’ may do more harm than good, warn doctors after a woman in the UK who was drinking lots of fluids and taking various herbal remedies developed a potentially life-threatening complication.

  • Green tea may help treat Down’s syndrome: study

    London: A compound present in green tea may help improve cognitive ability in people with Down’s syndrome, scientists have found for the first time. Researchers showed that epigallocatechin gallate together with a cognitive stimulation protocol, might improve some cognitive domains in individuals with Down’s syndrome and may modify the excitability and functional connectivity of their brains.

  • Cocoa, green tea can help combat diabetes: study

    Brasilia: Cocoa and green tea contain substances that can help prevent and treat renal complications or diabetic retinopathy, a study has shown. A study by Brazilian scientists said cocoa and green tea help diminish deaths of podocytes, cells that restrict the passing of proteins into urine.

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    Green tea can improve MRIs, finds Indian-origin scientist

    London: An Indian-origin scientist in Germany has discovered a new, unexpected role for green tea – to improve the image quality of magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) testing. Sanjay Mathur, director of the institute of inorganic chemistry at University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, successfully used compounds from green tea to help image cancer tumours in mice.