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(TheCaracas, November 10 – Europa Press) .- Breakfast drinking coffee not only gives more energy and attention but can also protect against the development of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, according to new research conducted by the Brain Krembil Foundation, in Toronto (Canada).
"The coffee eating seems to have some lower risk relationship with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's development," explained Dr. Donald Weaver, co-director of the Krembil Brain Foundation. But we wanted to investigate why it occurs, what compounds are involved and how they can affect the age-related cognitive decline. "
Dr. Nominated Weaver help Dr. Ross Mancini, researcher in medical chemistry, and biologist Yanfei Wang. Investigate three different types of coffee: light after roasting, have been witnessed with dark roast and dark darkness.
"The decaffeinated caffeine of the dark roast and decaffeinated potential was the same in our initial experimental tests, so we saw the start that its protective effect could not be the result of caffeine," he said.
Following that, Dr Mancini identified a group of compounds known as phenylindanes, which arise as a result of the coffee beans roasting process. The phenylbirds are unique because they are researched in the study that prevent grouping, beta amyloid beta and tau, two protein privileges are common in the field of Alzheimer's to Parkinson. "Fenilindanes are therefore a double inhibitor. It's very interesting and we did not expect it." Doctor Weaver admits.
As coffee roasting produces higher amounts of phenylindan, dark roasting is likely to be safer than light roasting. "This is the first time that someone has investigated how phenylalanin interacts with the proteins that are responsible for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's," said Dr Mancini. The next step would be to investigate the extent to which these compounds are beneficial and have the ability to reach the bloodstream or cross the blood barrier. "
The fact that it is a natural compound against one synthetic is also a great advantage, recognizes Dr. Weaver. Anyway, He admits that much more research is still needed before it can be translated into potential therapeutic options. "What this study does is take the epidemiological evidence and show that components in coffee are really helpful to prevent cognitive decline. It's interesting, but we are suggest that coffee is a healing? Not completely, "it warns.