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How coffee might protect against Parkinson's

Coffee is thought to protect the brain against Parkinson’s disease. A recent study investigates which compounds might give coffee its neuroprotective powers. The findings may eventually lead to innovative new treatments. Understanding how coffee protects the brain could give Parkinson’s drug discovery a boost. More than 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the… Read More »

Why green leafy vegetables can protect liver health

New research that features in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) discovers that a compound present in green leafy vegetables helps prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in mice. Green leafy vegetables, such as lettuce and spinach, contain high concentrations of nitrate, a compound that may keep fatty liver at bay. Nonalcoholic… Read More »