Coffee Lowers Risk of Dementia
Coffee might be better for you than you think. Earlier studies have shown that coffee may be beneficial against diseases like Parkinson’s, type 2 diabetes as well as heart disease – now we can add dementia.
A Swedish-Finnish study has looked at a group of 1400 individuals and their coffee-drinking habits since the 1970’s. The participants were asked how many cups of coffee they drank on average on a daily basis. Twenty years later a follow up was made. The study showed that those that had drunk between three to five cups of coffee a day during their middle age had lowered their risk of dementia by 70 %. Good news for those that can’t resist a second – or third cup.
The study will be published in this month’s Journal of Alzheimer’s disease.