Thursday , October 6 2022

Scientists: Drinking coffee reduces the risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease


The researchers used decaffeinated coffee, toasted and dark coffee.

Studies have found that drinking coffee regularly believes that it reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease (memory loss) and Parkinson's disease (neurological disorders in the brain). A study conducted by scientists at the Brain Institute in Krembil, Canada, highlighted the positive effects of coffee consumption that can give overall human health.

The researchers used roasted decaffeinated coffee and dark coffee to carry out their investigation. The researcher was able to identify a group of coffee compounds called phenylindanes that appeared during the coffee ripening process.

Fenilindan not only causes familiar bitterness associated with coffee, but also inhibits the combination of amyloid beta proteins and knows. Both are found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

In the opinion of the researchers, Ross Manchini, who called these findings very important to prevent these degenerative diseases. "This is the first time anyone has investigated how phenylindhane interacted with proteins responsible for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's," Mancini said as noted by the Assembly, on Saturday (11/17).

Moreover, it is explored how beneficial the compound is to have the ability to enter the bloodstream, or pass through a blood-brain barrier.

The co-director of the Krembil Brain Institute, Donald Weaver, also pointed to the importance of using natural ingredients in research.

"What this study is doing is taking epidemiological evidence and trying to correct it and show that there are indeed useful coffee ingredients to prevent cognitive decline," Donald said.

On the other hand, scientists also noted that further research is needed before using coffee for medical treatment. "Very interesting, but do we suggest that coffee is a cure, not at all," Weaver said.

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