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6 Sept 2012 - Nutraingredients - Researchers uncover how green tea compound boosts brain power

The green tea compound epigallocatechin-3 (EGCG) provides benefits to memory and special learning by boosting the production of important neural cells, say researchers from China.

The research, published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, investigated how the green tea compound influences the growth and development of important cells in the brain after previous research suggested that green tea and the EGCG compound in particular, could boost memory and brain functions and could even be used in the prevention and treatment of various neurodegenerative diseases.