Coffee May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s


I have been reading that drinking a few cups of coffee everyday could prove beneficial in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.  Now there’s a new study out that further supports this claim.

The people at Science Daily say,

Those cups of coffee that you drink every day to keep alert appear to have an extra perk – especially if you’re an older adult. A recent study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people older than 65 found that all those with higher blood caffeine levels avoided the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in the two-to-four years of study follow-up. Moreover, coffee appeared to be the major or only source of caffeine for these individuals.


Moderate daily consumption of caffeinated coffee appears to be the best dietary option for long-term protection against Alzheimer’s memory loss,” Dr. Arendash said. “Coffee is inexpensive, readily available, easily gets into the brain, and has few side-effects for most of us. Moreover, our studies show that caffeine and coffee appear to directly attack the Alzheimer’s disease process.

Drink up!  But try to avoid cream and sugar if you can.  If you only give up one — give up sugar.

Read more about “High blood caffeine levels in older adults linked to avoidance of Alzheimer’s disease” and other related news articles on caffeine and Alzheimer’s.



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