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(Caracas, November 10 – Europa Press) .- Drinking coffee at breakfast not only increases energy and attention, but can also protect against Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, according to a new study by the Kremlin Brain Institute in Toronto (Canada).
"Coffee consumption seems to be linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease," explains Dr. Murray Institute of the Cremona Institute. Donald Weaver. But we wanted to investigate why this is happening, what kind of connections are involved and how they can affect the decline in cognition in relation to age. "
Dr. Weaver became Dr. Ross Mancini, Medical Chemistry Researcher and Biology Specialist, Yanfei Wang. Explore three different types of coffee: light roasted, dark roasted and dark roasted non-caffeine.
"In the first experiment, the caffeine-free caffeine-dark caffeine and caffeine-free caffeine were identical potentially, so from the outset, we observed that its protective effect can not be caused by caffeine," he explains.
Dr. Mancini then identified a group of compounds known as phenylindan as a result of the coffee bean roasting process. Phenylindanoses are unique because they are investigations of compounds that prevent the grouping of both amyloid beta and you – two fragments of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease protein. "So phenylindan is a dual inhibitor. It's very interesting, and we did not expect it," says Dr. Weaver.
As coffee roasting produces more phenylindane, it seems that dark roasting is more protective than light roasting. "For the first time, someone is investigating how phenylalanine interacts with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's proteins," says Dr. Mancini. The next step would be to investigate the extent to which these connections are beneficial and if they have the ability to reach blood circulation or cross the blood-brain barrier. "
The fact that it is a natural synthetic compound is also a great advantage, says Dr Weaver. However He acknowledges that much research is still needed to be transformed into potential therapeutic options. "What makes this study takes epidemiological evidence and shows that coffee really has ingredients that are beneficial in preventing cognitive collapse. That's interesting, but we're suggesting a cure for coffee, absolutely not," he warns.