American scientists conducted a study and found out about new useful properties of coffee.
Reports mir24.tv biologists from Rutgers University found that the drink contains a substance which, working in tandem with caffeine may slow the development of Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies.
We are talking about was eicosanol-5-hydroxytryptamine, which is a waxy outer shell of the coffee beans. This fatty acid derivative of serotonin.
Scientists conducted an experiment with laboratory animals. The mice were given small doses of caffeine and EHT, separately and together. It turned out that each of these substances is not very effective, however in pairs they prevent the formation of harmful protein. According to experts, in the human body coffee may slow down or halt the progression of Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies (neurodegenerative dementia).
The researchers recognized that it is necessary to conduct additional experiments in order to know the dose and the ratio of caffeine and EHT, which helps fight dementia.