Does coffee induce autophagy? | Guido Kroemer

Parent Episode: Dr. Guido Kroemer on Autophagy, Caloric Restriction Mimetics, Fasting & Protein Acetylation

Coffee consumption is associated with protection from several chronic diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disease. Some of the beneficial effects of coffee may stem from its ability to induce autophagy. In a study in which fasting mice were provided either caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee in drinking water, autophagy was observed in the liver, muscle, and heart just four hours after consumption. In this clip, Dr. Guido Kroemer discusses the autophagy-inducing qualities of coffee.

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