For the past several years, the news has been filled with reports about the health benefits of coffee. Personally, we are elated that we are selling a healthy drink However, we wonder how many of these claims are really “snake oil.”
The latest coffee health announcement comes from Canadian researchers who state that instant dark roast coffee tends to keep amyloid-beta and tau or ?-synuclein from coagulating. Front. Neurosci., 12 October 2018 https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2018.00735 When these proteins coagulate in the brain it is a major indication of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
The press has picked up their research and announced that drinking dark roast coffee prevents Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, which is not what the Canadian researchers said.
- Who paid for it
- Complete methodology
- Peer reviewed
- Research independently replicated
- Data publicly available
- Common sense.