Espresso Can Prevent Alzheimer’s Protein Clumping in Lab Tests

Whether enjoyed on its own or mixed into a latte, Americano, or even a martini, espresso provides an ultra-concentrated jolt of caffeine to coffee lovers. But it might do more than just wake you up. Research published on July 19,2023 in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shows that, in preliminary in vitro laboratory tests, espresso compounds can inhibit tau protein aggregation--a process that is believed to be involved in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The open-access article is titled “Espresso Coffee Mitigates the Aggregation and Condensation of Alzheimer′s Associated Tau Protein.”

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