One recent study showed that coffee protects the body from inflammation associated with aging. Specifically, with aging are some people develop inflammatory processes that are strongly associated with cardiovascular problems. It seems that coffee and caffeine alleviate this process.
Researchers at Stanford University have found that coffee can prevent the harmful effects of chronic inflammatory processes that develop with age in certain people. The researchers found that the decomposition of nucleic acids, which are building blocks of our genes, when they get into the bloodstream can become the catalyst for the harmful inflammation. These decomposition products are known as “metabolites”. Inflammation of the animals are considered to be the primary driver of cardiovascular disease and increased mortality rates.
But what is more interesting is that the same researchers found that caffeine and its metabolites are actually acting contrary to the aforementioned nucleic acids. This observation could explain what has so far been found pure statistics, namely, that people who drink coffee seem on average live longer than those who do not drink.
The leader of the research, Professor. Dr. David Furman of the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection, commented that “90% of all non-communicable diseases that come with aging associated with chronic inflammation.” He says there are more than 1,000 works that suggest that chronic inflammation plays a role in the development of many types of cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and osteoarthritis. . “It is also known that caffeine is associated with longevity. Many studies have shown that connection. Now we have found a possible reason why this is so, “said Furman.
The research team has conducted research in many aspects in order to bring the best conclusion. For starters, they took blood samples from two different groups of people. Samples were taken from people in their 20s, a second set of samples taken from people in the 60’s. The researchers found that older subjects had a much higher activity of a gene associated with the production of specific proteins in the inflammatory blood, called IL-1-beta.