Coffee seems to decrease slightly the risk for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s and now we know why
Coffee may inhibit proteins involved in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases - latest science news in brief

Coffee is good, at least that’s what the majority would say. But more than that, it may have additional health benefits. According to new research, coffee is able to inhibit the accumulation of amyloid-beta and tau, proteins that trigger the Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

The protective effect is not due to caffeine, as it was also observed in the case of decaffeinated coffee. Instead, scientists identified a group of compounds called phenylindanes (produced during roasting), as the inhibitors of amyloid-beta and tau aggregation.

Before you jump for the coffee machine, you should know that more research is still needed before this can be translated into therapeutic applications.

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Scientific publication: Frontiers