More Good News For Coffee Drinkers On The Medical Front.
More good news for coffee drinkers. Researchers from Australia found people who showed no sign of memory impairments and who consumed higher amounts of coffee had a lower risk of demonstrating mild cognitive impairment over a ten-year period. Scientists say this transition stage often precedes Alzheimer’s disease, and that those coffee-drinking participants also showed a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
The study found that drinking more coffee seemed to slow down the buildup in the brain of a specific protein associated with problems of impairment and at the same time was also linked to positive braim results in the areas of executive function and attention.
Researchers say there isn't a single food, ingredient or supplement that has been shown to prevent, treat or cure Alzheimer's or other dementia. So while more coffee research holds promise, for now, based on evidence to date, The Alzheimer's Association encourages everyone to eat a healthy and balanced diet -- one high in vegetables and fruits and low in saturated fats -- as a way to potentially reduce the risk of cognitive decline as we age.