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Can Coffee Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Coffee drinkers are familiar with its short-term stimulating effects on the nervous system. It can make you more alert but in larger amounts, even a little jittery. Scientists are also evaluating the long-term effects caffeine may have on cognition, specifically in people with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The results have been encouraging. The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) recently released a report written by Elizabeth Rothenberg, Ph.D., which identified coffee as a potential dietary intervention that could reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative conditions or relieve some symptoms. Researchers have found that caffeine and coffee drinking may provide a protective effect on the neurological system. The authors of several studies have found that drinking coffee lowers your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and reduces overall cognitive decline. There are also indications that the caffeine in coffee might increase insulin sensitivity, as well. Read more...

 

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