Drinking coffee regularly can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by keeping caffeine levels in the blood topped up, new research shows.
who tracked elderly patients over a four year period found those with
the highest levels of the stimulant in their bloodstream at the start of
the study were less likely to suffer the brain-wasting disease. Volunteers who remained healthy had
twice as much caffeine circulating in their systems as those who
progressed to the early stages of dementia, according to researchers at
the University of South Florida.
findings, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, support
previous studies which showed drinking three cups of a coffee a day can
significantly reduce the risk of the incurable illness. Researchers think caffeine may work by triggering a chain reaction in the brain that prevents the damage done by Alzheimer’s.
Source - Daily Mail