Caffeine May Treat Or Even Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Caffeine May Treat Or Even Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A new study suggests a possible role for caffeine treatment Alzheimer’s disease (AD) treatment, by showing a link between caffeine and reductions in the beta amyloid plaque accumulation characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. The latest evidence linking beta amyloid protein to Alzheimer’s disease and exploring the relationship between caffeine and beta amyloid are featured in a review article in Journal of Caffeine Research.

In the article “Caffeine as Treatment for Alzheimer’s: A Review,” Abhishek Mohan, MD, PhD, Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA), and coauthors identify the potential opportunities for using caffeine to reduce beta amyloid levels as a means of preventing, treating, and slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.