Coffee Fights Alzheimers?

Alzheimer's, Featured Article, Healthy Aging, Healthy Living
on March 20, 2008

Good news for coffee lovers: A daily cup of joe may have benefits beyond its temporary caffeine jolt, say Finnish researchers. They followed the coffee consumption habits of 1,400 adults for 20 years and found that people who drank 3 to 5 cups of coffee per day in middle age were two-thirds less likely than non-drinkers to develop dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. More research is needed, but the experts think the plant chemicals in coffee may act as antioxidants that help protect body and brain cells over time.