Coffee – Protecting you against Alzheimer’s Disease.

Written by Nicole Scheidl

June 22, 2011

A study to be published on June 28th in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease suggests that drinking coffee in moderate amounts (4 to 5 cups a day) can protect an individual from the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. The research team has concluded that a unidentified component of ‘drip’ coffee in conjunction with the caffeine provides protection against Alzheimer’s. This protection was not seen with other caffeinated beverages.

Coffee in moderate amounts is safe for most individuals to drink. However, don’t forget to keep your lifestyle balanced and healthy.

“Aside from coffee, two other lifestyle choices — physical and cognitive activity — appear to reduce the risk of dementia. Combining regular physical and mental exercise with moderate coffee consumption would seem to be an excellent multi-faceted approach to reducing risk or delaying Alzheimer’s,” Dr. Arendash one of the studies lead authors said. “With pharmaceutical companies spending millions of dollars trying to develop drugs against Alzheimer’s disease, there may very well be an effective preventive right under our noses every morning – caffeinated coffee.”

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