According to a recent study by Chinese researchers, a natural compound found in both drinks was able to prolong the age of worms for up to the human equivalent of 175 years, South China Morning Post reported.
The compound, called chlorogenic acid (CGA) is a known antioxidant also found in potatoes and aubergines. It has been found to provide many health benefits according to previous studies. It reportedly improves brain functions, heals wounds faster, and reduces the risk of cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
In the experiment, Professor Luo Huai-Rong and fellow scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Kunming Institute of Botany investigated on further effects of the compound by feeding CGA to C aenorhabditis elegans, a type of roundworm with a similar ageing process to mammals and humans.
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