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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Coffee Fights Alzheimer’s

Coffee, more precisely, the caffeine equivalent of 5 cups of coffee has been shown to help prevent Alzheimer’s and memory loss, it can even help reverse the terrible condition.

The amount needed is 500 milligrams per day for an adult human – this isn’t specific to coffee, caffeine pills, or colas also work and this isn’t just due to the stimulus effect,  it is a chemical reaction in the brain.

Journal of Alzheimer’s Vol. 17, No.3 http://www.j-alz.com/issues/17/vol17-3.html “moderate caffeine administration protects/restores cognitive function and suppresses brain amyloid-β”

BBC story http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8132122.stm