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Researchers at Indiana University discovered that caffeine and 23 other compounds kick-start an enzyme known as nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyl transferase 2, or NMNAT2, and it’s this compound that scientists say may block the effects of neurodegenerative disorders.
Coffee Buzz: New study finds people who drink three to five cups of coffee per day have a lower risk of premature death.
A recent review of data completed at Gill Heart Institute in Kentucky focused on the cardiovascular, genetic, antioxidant and caffeine effects of coffee and found that drinking the brew reduces the risk of mortality right across the board. The study goes on to note that coffee contains a myriad of other components besides caffeine, especially antioxidant polyphenols.
Coffee is a staple beverage for people all over the world. However, it has gained a bad reputation in some circles, with concerns over problems including adrenal fatigue and myths about stunted growth. But the truth is that coffee carries many health benefits. The difference between studies that report coffee to be beneficial and those that deem it harmful is the quality of the coffee. A general rule to follow is that coffee beans are higher in quality than instant coffee. Fortunately, coffee made from clean beans can offer numerous benefits.
If you love your morning coffee, you are in luck. According to a Cornell study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the chemical constituents of coffee can help prevent the deterioration of eyesight and possible blindness due to retinal damage caused by aging, glaucoma, and diabetes. It isn’t the caffeine in coffee that helps you see straight, comprising only 1 percent of raw coffee, on average, but the chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that has extreme health-boosting properties.