All Hail Coffee . . . Again.

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on July 7, 2009

It is liquid ambrosia, the nectar of the gods, proof that the Heavens love and favor us:

Drinking five cups of coffee a day could reverse memory problems seen in Alzheimer’s disease, US scientists say.

The Florida research, carried out on mice, also suggested caffeine hampered the production of the protein plaques which are the hallmark of the disease.

Previous research has also suggested a protective effect from caffeine.

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Drinking five cups of coffee a day could reverse memory problems seen in Alzheimer’s disease, US scientists say.

The Florida research, carried out on mice, also suggested caffeine hampered the production of the protein plaques which are the hallmark of the disease.

Previous research has also suggested a protective effect from caffeine.

The usual caveats are included; it is too early to come to any conclusions, caffeine pills shouldn’t be distributed to dementia patients, etc. More and more, however, it would seem that those caveats don’t apply. And it appears irrefutable that caffeine is, at the very least, a good preventive ingredient that will help guard against dementia.

My Starbucks habit, and my near-constant tea drinking are validated anew. Few things make me happier.

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