Coffee May Fight Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies
According to the research, conducted by Rutgers University, US, coffee could fight both Parkinson's disease and a form of dementia called dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
For the study, a team of scientists used a mice model including rodents with the risk of developing both diseases. The tests showed that two compounds found in coffee, caffeine and EHT, prevented alpha-synuclein from building-up after just six months.
At the present moment, the researchers hope that these two compounds found in coffee could be integrated into a drug to treat Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies in humans. These diseases are considered incurable.
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