Coffee Fuels Drive for Drugs for Parkinson’s to Dementia

The most advanced research has been in Parkinson's. At least one drugmaker, Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., won Japanese approval last year for such a product and then began U.S. tests. The challenge is to go beyond the buzz of a vanilla latte to achieve a more powerful effect on the brain — without side effects like headaches, irritability and jitters. "Caffeine has a major benefit for cognition," said …

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