While more research needs to be done before definitively concluding the positive effects of coffee on human brain health, the findings of this study are supported by past research which also shows coffee can fight Alzheimer’s. Researchers from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee a nonprofit that examines the effects of coffee on health believe the protective power of coffee may come from the caffeine and polyphenol content found in the drink. While many studies support the positive effects of coffee on brain health, it is worth noting that coffee can also raise blood pressure, which is a common factor in increasing the risk of stroke and cardiac arrest. A new study published in the Journals of Gerontology and funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute found that women over the age of 65 who had a higher caffeine consumption had a lower risk of developing cognitive impairment, or Alzheimers and dementia. While we can’t make a direct link between higher caffeine consumption and lower incidence of cognitive impairment and dementia, with further study we can better quantify its relationship with cognitive health outcomes.
- 1There are early thoughts that coffee can reduce certain levels of things in the brain that cause Alzheimers.
- 2Even though it was studied on mice, there is still some hope that it will happen the same with humans.
- 3There seems to be more mounting evidence in more studies that more caffeine can cause less Alzheimers.
While more research needs to be done before definitively concluding the positive effects of coffee on human brain health, the findings of this study are supported by past research which also show coffee can fight Alzheimer’s.
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