Coffee really can help to prevent dementia

It's tasty, warm and gives you a much needed energy boost - just about everybody loves a cup of coffee.

But now scientists claim the hot drink is more than just an enjoyable treat, it can actually help to prevent the onslaught of dementia. Women over the age of 65 who had a normal caffeine intake were 36 per cent less likely to develop a cognitive impairment, a study found.

However, experts haven't quite put their finger on why just two cups of coffee a day can help to prevent dementia. Researchers, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, assessed 6,467 women over the age of 65 and their daily self-reported caffeine consumption. Intake was estimated from questions about coffee, tea and cola consumption, including frequency and serving size. 

Source  - Daily Mail