Journal article

Does coffee enriched with chlorogenic acids improve mood and cognition after acute administration in healthy elderly? A pilot study.

Vanessa Cropley, Rodney Croft, Beata Silber, Chris Neale, Andrew Scholey, Con Stough, Jeroen Schmitt

Psychopharmacology (Berl) | Published : 2012

Abstract

RATIONALE: Caffeine exerts positive effects on cognitive and behavioral processes, especially in sub-optimal conditions when arousal is low. Apart from caffeine, coffee contains other compounds including the phenolic compounds ferulic acid, caffeic acid, and the chlorogenic acids, which have purported antioxidant properties. The chlorogenic acids are the most abundant family of compounds found in coffee, yet their effects on cognition and mood have not been investigated. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to ascertain whether a coffee rich in chlorogenic acid modulates brain function. METHODS: The present pilot study examined the acute effects of decaffeinated coffee with regular chlorogenic acid c..

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