For a long time, no one doubts the positive effect of coffee on the brain. And lately, more and more details of this influence have been revealed. More recently, there have been another good news.
Scientists at Rutgers University (USA) proved that coffee contains a derivative of serotonin (EHT), which, in combination with caffeine, can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease and one of the most common types of dementia. The EHT prevents the protein, associated with the development of age-related neurodegenerative diseases, from accumulation in the brain.
In a new experiment, mice received small doses of caffeine and EHT individually or in combination. Each substance in itself is not very effective. However, it turned out that, in combination, they prevent the formation of harmful protein. This means that coffee can slow down and even stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies, the second most common type of dementia (after Alzheimer’s disease). The experts plan to continue research to determine the amount and ratio of caffeine and EHT required for treatment.