Research suggests that a lifelong regular intake of coffee may have protective effect related to cognitive decline and neurodegenerative conditions1-3
A new report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) highlights the potential role of coffee consumption in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases1-
The new report, authored by Associate Professor Elisabet Rothenberg, Kristianstad University, discusses the role of dietary components, including coffee and caffeine, in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative disorders.
The report considers the mechanisms involved in the positive associations between coffee and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases which are not yet well understood. The role of caffeine and other plant-based compounds present in coffee such as phytochemicals and polyphenols are of particular academic interest11-13.
Key research findings highlighted in the report include:
- Dietary pattern may have an impact on the risk of developing neurodegenerative disorders5,6
- Coffee consumption may help reduce the risk of neurodegenerative conditions or relieve symptoms1-3
- Considering PD, men might benefit more from coffee consumption than women possibly because oestrogen may compete with caffeine9,10
- Further research is required for better understanding of the associations11-13
To read the report titled, ‘Cognitive Decline, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases – does dietary pattern play a role?’ click here.