Coffee & Alzheimers disease?

Written by Randy Wilson

Alzheimers disease is a condition that affectsrepparttar neurological health ofrepparttar 141116 afflicted patient. Several studies with coffee have been done recently to determine whether there is a valid link between drinking coffee and reduction inrepparttar 141117 risk of Alzheimers disease. In mid-2002,repparttar 141118 Dementia Clinics atrepparttar 141119 Hospital of Santa Maria and Laboratory of Neurosciences atrepparttar 141120 Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon, Portugal, investigated to see if there was a link between drinking coffee andrepparttar 141121 reduction ofrepparttar 141122 risk of developing Alzheimers disease.

In particular,repparttar 141123 researchers sought to determine ifrepparttar 141124 caffeine in coffee could protect againstrepparttar 141125 degeneration ofrepparttar 141126 brain that is associated with Alzheimers disease inrepparttar 141127 period before diagnosis.

They studied fifty-four patients with probable Alzheimers disease. All ofrepparttar 141128 patients metrepparttar 141129 National Institute of Neurologic and Communicative Disorders and Store andrepparttar 141130 Alzheimers disease and Related Disorders Association criteria.

Which coffees are highest in antioxidants?

Written by Randy Wilson

As researchers learn more about antioxidants with health and disease, they increasingly find themselves drawn to their influence on overall health. With them becoming an ever larger realm of study, people are looking for new ways to obtain high levels for them to be beneficial. Since coffees are one ofrepparttar most widely consumed beverages inrepparttar 141115 world, it was natural for researchers to test coffee.

Surprisingly, they found that some coffees have extremely high levels. The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry atrepparttar 141116 University of Pavia in Italy studiedrepparttar 141117 antioxidants present inrepparttar 141118 green and dark roasted coffees Coffee Arabica and Coffee robusta. They found that all ofrepparttar 141119 studied coffees showed a strong presence of them and also antiradical activity.

There was no difference found betweenrepparttar 141120 green and dark roasted coffee, indicating thatrepparttar 141121 roasting process did not damagerepparttar 141122 natural presence inrepparttar 141123 coffee beans.

The School of Food Bio Sciences at The University of Reading, Whiteknights in Reading, United Kingdom looked atrepparttar 141124 effects of roasting coffee and if that negatively affectsrepparttar 141125 presence of it inrepparttar 141126 bean.

They studied Colombian Arabica coffee that was roasted to light, medium, and dark roast. The researchers found thatrepparttar 141127 maximum detioxification activity was found inrepparttar 141128 medium roasted coffee. This was in contrast torepparttar 141129 previously held belief that dark roasts were higher in antioxidative content due to their darker color.

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