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Mystery Ingredient in Coffee Wards Off Alzheimer’s
Some mystery ingredient helps coffee protect againstِ Alzheimer’s disease, concludes a newِ study inِ mice.
Caffeinated coffee hasِ beenِ found toِ decrease theِ risk ofِ Alzheimer’s byِ boosting theِ levels ofِ a key protein, butِ caffeine alone doesn’tِ increase theِ protein, theِ researchers said, soِ anِ unidentified ingredient mustِ beِ involved.
The mystery compound wouldِ react withِ theِ caffeine toِ increase levels ofِ the protein knownِ asِ GCSF, orِ granulocyte colony stimulating factor, whichِ isِ believed toِ stall theِ progression ofِ the disease andِ alsoِ has beenِ shown toِ improve memory inِ mice withِ Alzheimer’s.