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The Effects of Green Tea, Black Tea and Caffeinated Coffee on Alzheimer’s disease

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Based on the fact that Alzheimer’s disease is one of the deadliest diseases ever scientists are working at the extreme to find a cure for it. In addition, according to scientific results, the rate of Alzheimer’s disease occurring in humans is increasing by the day. Further, this disease is so deadly that it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and more than five million people in America are living with the disease (Alz.org). Also, “in 2012, 15.4 million caregivers provided more than 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $216 billion” (Alz.org). But there are some ways a person can prevent or reduce the risk of getting the deadly disease.
The first way of reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease is by drinking caffeinated coffee every day because caffeinated coffee has a mystery ingredient in it that boosts protection against the disease. The mystery ingredient is GCSF, a growth factor that increases in blood levels by caffeinated coffee. In addition, “GCSF is a substance greatly decreased in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and demonstrated to improve memory in Alzheimer’s mice.” Also, USF neuroscientist Dr. Chuanhai Cao said “the exact way that (increase in GCSF increase occurs when someone drinks caffeinated coffee) is not understood. There is synergistic interaction between caffeine and some mystery component of coffee that provides this beneficial increase in blood GCSF levels” (Cao). Furthermore, the scientists figured out three ways that GCSF seems to improve memory performance in the Alzheimer’s mice. Firstly, GCSF recruits stem cells from bone marrow to enter the brain and remove the harmful beta-amyloid protein that creates the disease. GCSF also creates new connections between brain cells and...

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