Not just the daily cup of coffee cheers, it can also help protect the brain from diseases. Researchers at the Krembil Research Institute in Canada in Toronto have recently found that coffee consumption reduces the likelihood of developing dementia such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. The latest study goes one step further: dark roasted coffee is particularly suited to prevent 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 phenyltinates produced as a result of the coffee bean roasting process.
Consuming some coffee is good for brain health. In order to be able to use coffee as a therapeutic agent, it is necessary to carry out significantly more research work. But how does the popular hot drink support cognitive function? However, this is not due to the caffeine content, but to substances released when baking coffee beans.
A caffeine-high-roasted caffeine, as well as a strong caffeine-free and caffeinated coffee, as well as a slightly roasted caffeine coffee, were examined. Heavily baked varieties unfolded, regardless of caffeine content, a stronger protective effect on the brain.
Further testing has shown that so-called phenylenes are responsible for the protective effect.
How do roasts protect our minds?
These are said to inhibit the production of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's (β-amyloid and tau) proteins.
According to researchers, roasted coffee compounds ensure that less toxic proteins can bind to the brain. This does not require composition in the lab 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 scientists in the study, in a press release on the results of the study.
Coffee is now a cure for dementia?
The fact that coffee should be healthy with moderation is known for a long time. These procedures are very interesting, but it is still too early to declare coffee as a remedy, warns the expert.