Mystery Ingredient in Coffee Boosts Protection Against Alzheimer's Disease, University of South Florida Study Finds

Published: Jun 29, 2011

A yet unidentified component of coffee interacts with the beverage's caffeine, which could be a surprising reason why daily coffee intake protects against Alzheimer's disease. A new Alzheimer's mouse study by researchers at the University of South Florida found that this interaction boosts blood levels of a critical growth factor that seems to fight off the Alzheimer's disease process.

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