I haven’t read the original study, but this finding is consistent with the idea that we should eat better in order to avoid or overcome degenerative diseases of the brain (and the rest of the body). I whole-heartedly agree. I don’t know whether there is anything particularly magical or special about green tea or carrots specifically, but generally adding more vitamins from healthy vegetables has to be a good thing.
There is some cool research happening in Norway, showing that (a) the breakdown of the body’s natural cleaning system — at the cell level — is causing Alzheimer’s and (b) when this cleaning system is turbocharged, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease seem to disappear. Apparently, when people are smitten by Alzheimer’s, they accumulate a bunch of defective mitochondria and proteins in their brains that interfere with the brain’s normal function.[Read more…] about Mitophagy enhancement a possible treatment for Alzheimer’s?