Recent research came to finding that some components from green tea have ability to protect brain cells from Parkinson’s disease. Polyphenols are group of chemical substances in green tea plants which are found to have antioxidant properties. Research was conducted on an animal model to prove that polyphenols have an impact on brain cells in order to protect them from Parkinson’s. Results showed that polyphenols found in green tea have neuroprotective effects.
During the research on an animal model it was discovered that chemical components from green tea, polyphenols have ability to protect dopamine neurons and this effect seems to increase as the amount of green tea that’s consumed increases too. Researchers found that this protective effect occurs when the ROS-NO pathway is inhibited. This pathway is the one that contributes death of cells in Parkinson’s.
Scientist agree that this finding can lead to new drug for Parkinson’s disease which is a very progressive and degenerative disorder of central nervous system which occurs with the loss of dopamine – producing brain cells and there is still no cure for this disease.