Hot off the press:”Quercetin” in coffee is what protects your brain from aging

A new study published in October 2016 issue of Neurobiology of Aging demonstrates the protective ability of a chemical called Quercetin against various toxic insults to brain cells. Scientists at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada were interested in unraveling the mystery behind coffee’s protective effect against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. They tested various components of coffee individually to determine which ones were protective to brain cells. The researchers showed that it was a chemical called Quercetin, and not caffiene that was protective to cells of the brain and may prevent aging of brain by shielding the effects of inflammation and oxidative stress.

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