Plant Compounds Can Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease and Diabetes
Compounds in plant foods can protect our health. Researchers have discovered epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) in green tea and ferulic acid in carrots may protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Feeding animal models these compounds seemed to restore their working memory. Compounds in radish have been found to enhance the synthesis of adiponectin—a protein that helps regulate lipid and glucose metabolism, and has high antidiabetic value. Adiponectin increases insulin sensitivity and enhances bodyweight reduction. Researchers conclude that knowledge gained from these researches should be utilized in the discovery of novel drugs with less side effects.
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