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It only takes a few cups a day to make a difference…Web MD is reporting,

In the study, blood levels of caffeine were more than 50% lower among people with MCI who developed Alzheimer's during follow-up, when compared with their counterparts who did not worsen. Coffee was the main, or only source, of caffeine among people in the study…

According to the findings, people older than 65 who had higher blood levels of caffeine developed Alzheimer's disease two to four years later than their counterparts with lower caffeine levels. The findings will appear in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease….More at 

“Continue to drink coffee,” says researcher Chuanhai Cao, PhD. He is a neuroscientist at the University of South Florida's College of Pharmacy and Byrd Alzheimer's Institute in Tampa….More at Drinking Coffee May Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Caffeine is credited with numerous benefits, including getting better results on tests (those who had regular coffee before the test, compared to those that had decaf), higher memory retention and alertness. 

Of course, you can have too much of a good thing, but who doesn't want to keep their working memory intact? Have a cup of coffee, my friend. 

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