Combining two compounds found in coffee can help fight against Parkinson disease and Lewy Body Dementia, the two progressive and currently incurable diseases related to brain degeneration,say researchers.

          Caffeine along with another compound in coffee beans’ waxy coating has reportedly sowed down brain degeneration in mice.The new coffee bean compound called EHT was found to protect the brains of the mice against abnormal protein accumulation associated with the two diseases.

"EHT is a compound found in various types of coffee but the amount varies. It is important that the appropriate amount and ratio be determined so people do not over-caffeinate themselves as that can have negative health consequences," said the lead author M. Maral Mouradian.

        Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's disease.

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