Not only does the daytime coffee cup cheer, it can help protect the brain from the disease. Researchers at the Canadian Research Institute Krembyl in Toronto have recently discovered that coffee consumption reduces the likelihood of developing dementia such as Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. The latest study goes a step further: dark roasted coffee is particularly suitable for the prevention of malignant brain diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. This is the result of a Canadian study.
The results of the study were published in the journal "Frontiers in Neuroscience".
The main investigators focused on a particular group of ingredients called phenylindanes produced as a result of the process of baking coffee beans.
Drinking certain coffee is good for the health of the brain. In order to be able to use coffee as a therapeutic agent, considerably more research is required. But how does the popular hot drink support the cognitive function? However, this is not due to the content of caffeine, but of the substances released during roasting of coffee beans.
Highly roasted caffeinated coffee, as well as strong roasted coffee, and mildly roasted caffeinated coffee were examined. Extremely fried varieties developed, regardless of the content of caffeine, a stronger protective effect on the brain.
Further tests show that so-called phenylinders are responsible for the protective effect.
How do our fried compounds protect our brains?
These are said to inhibit the production of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's related proteins (beta-amyloid and tau).
According to researchers, roasted coffee compounds ensure that less toxic proteins can bind to the brain. This does not require synthesis in the laboratory and makes the drug so easy to produce and widely available. "Mother Nature is a much better chemist than us," explains dr. Ross Mancini, one of the leading study scientists, in a press release on the results of the study.
Is coffee now a dementia drug?
The fact that coffee should be healthy in moderation has been known for some time. These processes are very interesting, but it is too early for coffee to be proclaimed a drug, the expert warns.