HEALTH

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.

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