Big news, non CoV related – polyphenols linked to lower dementia risk, large human study

Study: Long-term dietary flavonoid intake and risk of Alzheimer disease and related dementias in the Framingham Offspring Cohort. 22 April 2020

Article about the study:

EGCG is a polyphenol in green tea and in the peel of pomegranates. It has been found to help regrow hippocampal cells which are the type that are damaged to the point of cell death in Alzheimer’s dementia:

Subsequently, another investigation demonstrated that administration of EGCG in adult hippocampal neural progenitor cell (NPC) cultures and in denate gyrus of adult mice improved spatial cognition thereby promoting adult neurogenesis. … [132]. ” (1)

Also see this post about urolithin, a metabolite of pomegranate juice formed by healthy microbes in our intestines and which can then cross the blood brain barrier to reduce neuroinflammation in the brain: Pomegranate, neuroinflammation, antimicrobial, metal chelator.

Reference list

  1. Itika Arora, Manvi Sharma, Liou Y. Sun,Trygve O. Tollefsbol, The Epigenetic Link between Polyphenols, Aging and Age-Related Diseases. Genes 2020, 11(9), 1094;

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