Coffee could help in our fight against Parkinson's disease
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A new animal study has found that your daily cup of coffee with its caffeine and an additional component found in the waxy coating of the coffee beans might help protect against development of Parkinson’s disease.

The additional substance called EHT is a derivative of serotonin and could work in synergy with caffeine to show these effects. While each component alone wasn’t effective, given together they prevented the accumulation of harmful substance alpha-synuclein in the brains of mice predisposed to developing these conditions.

This gives new hope for developing therapies against Parkinson’s disease.

Read the full story: Rutgers University
Scientific publication: PNAS


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