Coffee and Alzheimer’s Risk: A Friend or Foe?

Coffee is the planet’s drug of choice and is consumed more than a billion times a day. This photo was taken by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash
Coffee contains antioxidant-like compounds called polyphenols. Research conducted on centenarian populations linked high polyphenol consumption to a longer life span. Photo taken by kittinskie on Unsplash
Beta Amyloid plaque formation and neurofibrillary tau tangles are thought to drive cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s Disease. New research suggests that drinking coffee regularly and in moderation may reduce the frequency of toxic protein accumulation. Image was created by the National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

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Connor MacLennan

Connor MacLennan

Biochemistry undergrad. Aspiring M.D/Ph.D. Visiting scholar at UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center. Views are my own.