Navigation Links
Caffeine May Block High Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's
Date:4/9/2008

Its ability to stabilize blood-brain barrier may play role in neurological therapies

WEDNESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- A little caffeine every day could offer some protection from Alzheimer's disease for people with high cholesterol.

Rabbits given the daily caffeine equivalent of one cup of coffee and fed a cholesterol-rich diet for 12 weeks suffered relatively little damage in their blood-brain barrier (BBB), which protects the central nervous system from the rest of the body's circulation, new research found.

The findings were published in the open-access publication Journal of Neuroinflammation.

Previous studies have shown that high levels of cholesterol break down the BBB, exposing the central nervous system to damage from blood-borne contamination. BBB leakage occurs in a variety of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.

"High levels of cholesterol are a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, perhaps by compromising the protective nature of the blood-brain barrier. For the first time, we have shown that chronic ingestion of caffeine protects the BBB from cholesterol-induced leakage," Jonathan Geiger, of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, said in a prepared statement.

Caffeine appears to offer protection by helping proteins maintain the tight binding of the cells in the BBB, so they stop unwanted molecules from entering the central nervous system.

The findings also confirm previous studies showing that caffeine protects against memory loss in aging and in Alzheimer's disease.

"Caffeine is a safe and readily available drug, and its ability to stabilize the blood-brain barrier means it could have an important part to play in therapies against neurological disorders," Geiger said.

More information

The U.S. National Institute on Aging has more about

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. HowToDoThings.com Brews Up New Uses for Coffee That Will Perk You Up in Recognition of Marchs Caffeine Awareness Month
2. Good Morning America! Wake Up to Thinner Legs by Wearing Your Caffeine!
3. Caffeine Could Spell Trouble for Diabetics
4. Cutting caffeine may help control diabetes
5. Caffeine May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk
6. Ovarian cancer risk not affected by alcohol and smoking, but reduced by caffeine
7. Once Again, Caffeine Linked to Miscarriage
8. New Kaiser Permanente study fortifies caffeines link to miscarriage
9. Kaiser Permanente study shows link between caffeine and miscarriage
10. Bedford Laboratories(TM) Announces the Acquisition of CAFCIT(R) (Caffeine Citrate) Injection CAFCIT(R) (Caffeine Citrate) Oral Solution
11. Caffeine cream tones thighs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/15/2014)... Emergo Group, Inc., a medical device ... North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia ... for its 2015 Medical Device Industry Survey. Each year, ... business and market trends as well as regulatory and ... areas including:, , Overall prospects for ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... At the leading, long-established event of the ... Focus Autism will welcome scientists from multiple ... effects of toxins to children’s health, as well as ... Luminaries such as Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic and Dr. Christopher ... colleagues of the United States to present a wider ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... December 15, 2014 Kenmode Precision Metal ... firm as Director of Quality Assurance. He brings ... systems, processes and certifications for manufacturers in the U.S. ... of Corporate Quality Manager at Sonoco Products Company in ... NetCom, Inc., and Quality Assurance Manager for Prince Industries, ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... (PRWEB) December 15, 2014 Metal ... 3.3 out of 5. This score indicates that neither ... to negotiating prices. “Suppliers have been raising the price ... 2014, largely due to rising demand,” according to IBISWorld ... low price volatility. , During the past three years, ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 2014 Tbdress.com has recently announced its ... up to 80% off. Orders above $99 come with ... A-line wedding dresses , lace wedding dresses ... of wedding gowns and women’s special occasion outfits, has ... product line. Handpicked by skilled dress experts, all the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Emergo’s Annual Survey Assessing the State of the Medical Device Industry Now Open 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 2Health News:AutismOne and Focus Autism Collaborate on Scientific Conference; International Group of Researchers to Present in Chicago, May 2015 3Health News:Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping Appoints Abid Rashid as Director of Quality Assurance 2Health News:Metal Drilling Machines Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 2Health News:Metal Drilling Machines Procurement Category Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld 3Health News:Tbdress.com: No-cost Shipping Day Sales Online Now 2
... second,consecutive year, the Ohio Dental Association Foundation (ODAF) ... in Ohio., Supporting student education and community ... 25 scholarships in September. Of the 25,scholarships, 14 ... dental auxiliary,students., Recipients must be Ohio residents, ...
... $50 Million ... Commitment -, MEMPHIS, Tenn., ... percent of all profits on Monday, Sept. 29 to St.,Jude Children,s Research ... seeks to reach,the $25 million mark of their 10-year, unprecedented $50 million ...
... Presbyterian Hospital of,Dallas is one of only a ... the only Texas facility -- to broadcast live interventional ... week,in Las Vegas, Nev., The VIVA conference will ... advances in the treatment of peripheral vascular,disease (PVD), a ...
... HTH Worldwide, a global health,and safety services company, ... serve as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Joseph joins ... company continue its history of strong and,profitable growth. ... Finance and,Accounting at Neoware, Inc., King of Prussia, ...
... the presidential political debate,over health care costs and ... authority thinks some economists are not seeing the ... the,leader in disease prevention, disagrees with those who ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080506/NETU129LOGO ), While Goldstein agrees that ...
... Meaningful, Affordable Healthcare for all Americans, OXFORD, ... unveiled six principles on healthcare reform as the,presidential ... scheduled for,Friday, Sept. 26, at the University of ... the association,s 2008 Statement of Principles,on Health Care ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ohio Dental Association Foundation Again Awards Over $60,000 in Dental Education Grants and Scholarships Across Ohio 2Health News:Chili's Grill & Bar(R) to Donate 100 Percent of All Profits on Monday, Sept. 29 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as Part of Annual Create-A-Pepper to Fight Childhood Cancer Campaign 2Health News:Dallas Cardiologists Explore 'Next Frontier' in Vascular-Disease Treatments 2Health News:HTH Worldwide Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer 2Health News:Presidential Debate Over Health Care Costs Highlights Need for Preventive Health Care 2Health News:Presidential Debate Over Health Care Costs Highlights Need for Preventive Health Care 3Health News:American Heart Association Calls on Presidential Candidates to Adopt the Organization's New Principles on Healthcare Reform 2Health News:American Heart Association Calls on Presidential Candidates to Adopt the Organization's New Principles on Healthcare Reform 3Health News:American Heart Association Calls on Presidential Candidates to Adopt the Organization's New Principles on Healthcare Reform 4
(Date:12/17/2014)...  Strategic Health Services, Inc. (SHS), a leading provider ... strategic agreement with QualCare, Inc., a leading provider of health ... regional marketplace.  This agreement will further QualCare,s population health ... QualCare brings to its clients in New ... QualCare plans cover more than 800,000 member lives, ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014  ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ("ImmunoCellular") (NYSE ... Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a key patent ... immunotherapeutic vaccine targeting six tumor antigens that are ... Patent No. 8,871,211, which issued October 28, 2014, ... a dendritic cell composition comprising peptide epitopes of ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 15, 2014 Registreer nu via  ... und 20. Februar sind alle akkreditierten pharmazeutischen ... ECOSYSTEM PARTNER PROGRAMM ™ 2015 in ... Diese Tagung soll dazu beitragen, der ... die neue profitablen Unternehmensdienstleistungen, die für Apotheken ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Strategic Health Services to collaborate with QualCare on Population Health and Wellness Technology for QualCare Members 2Strategic Health Services to collaborate with QualCare on Population Health and Wellness Technology for QualCare Members 3ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Announces Issuance of Key Patent For ICT-107 Cancer Vaccine 2Symposium über Aegates Ecosystem-Partner-Programm für sichere Medikamente vom 19. - 20. Februar 2015 in Amsterdam 2
... ideal system for fast, accurate filling of 96 ... valve controlled dispensing mechanism, ensures that no liquid ... components that come into contact with the liquid ... The unique compact design saves valuable bench space ...
... The QFill2 is the ideal system for fast, ... The pressure driven, pinch valve controlled dispensing mechanism, ... Whilst all of the components that come into ... dismantle, clean, and autoclave. The unique compact design ...
... low volumes. Dispenses volumes down to 0.5ul ... throughput of less than 30 seconds per ... an intuitive user interface that provides one-button ... liquids and suspensions, beads, or cells, with ...
... The Apricot Personal Pipettor is ... simple automated pipetting needs, from ... transfers and more. Systems are ... shuttle-based models, using either fixed ...
Medicine Products: