Monday, October 15, 2012

Your Daily Cup of Joe Could Prevent Alzheimer's


If you are anything like us, you love your morning coffee. There could be more to like than just the taste and aroma. According to recent studies conducted in the United States, caffeine may help in the prevention of Alzheimer's Disease.

One study suggests caffeine reacts with an as yet unknown component of coffee to boost levels of a critical growth hormone that wards off the development of Alzheimer's.

Another study found that caffeine reduced brain inflammation, in effect defending the brain from damage as a result of hypoxia or neuro-degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's.

Of course everything in moderation.

It will be interesting to see what future studies reveal.

Credit and sources: io9, USF Health, Mosaic

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