A research team, led by Dr. Christa E. Müller from the University of Bonn and Dr. David Blum from the University of Lille, was able to demonstrate that caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits in Alzheimer's disease.

Previous studies have shown that regular moderate caffeine intake prevents memory decline in older people and reduces the risk of developing

Alzheimer's disease. Others have taken this further and shown how caffeine intake slows memory decline in mice bred to develop amyloid plaques. However until now, no study had yet investigated the effect of caffeine in mice bred to mimic the other hallmark of Alzheimer's called the tau deposits.

According to sources, the researchers concluded that caffeine intake is beneficial in mice that develop tau deposit similar to those seen in humans, thus "paving the way for future clinical evaluation" in human patients with Alzheimer's disease.


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