News-Medical.net - Decaffeinated Coffee May Improve Brain Energy Metabolism Linked With Type 2 Diabetes

 – February 1, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Decaffeinated Coffee May Improve Brain Energy Metabolism Linked With Type 2 Diabetes Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered that decaffeinated coffee may improve brain energy metabolism associated with type 2 diabetes. This brain dysfunction is a known risk factor for dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease. The research is published online in Nutritional Neuroscience. "Impaired energy metabolism in the brain is known to be tightly correlated with cognitive decline during aging and in subjects at high risk for developing neurodegenerative disorders," said Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology, and Psychiatry, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "This is the first evidence showing the potential benefits of decaffeinated coffee preparations for both preventing and treating cognitive decline caused by type 2 diabetes, aging, and/or neurodegenerative disorders."
- Dr. Giulio Maria Pasinetti, Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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