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Coffee Could Ward Off Alzheimer's, Mouse Study Shows

By Melissa Pitts

September 8, 2013 at 1:42pm MST

Huffington Post: If you're a coffee drinker, you might also be protecting your brain from Alzheimer's disease, a new study in mice suggests.

Something in coffee -- though researchers have yet to determine what exactly that "something" is -- interacts with caffeine, boosting levels of a growth factor called granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF) that appears to fight off Alzheimer's disease in mice, according to the study that will be published next week in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Read the rest of this entry here.