These findings indicate that caffeine, the source of which is mainly coffee, might offer some protection against the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Scientists at the University of Florida and the University of Miami, monitored 124 people aged between 65 and 88, testing their blood caffeine levels and their cognitive ability, for a period of four years.
Caffeine levels among those who developed dementia, were 51% lower than those who did not. Coffee would appear to be the major, or perhaps the only source of caffeine for such stable mild cognitive impairment patients.
Unfortunately, we will have to wait until this theory has been tested on a larger scale. Meanwhile, I will continue to enjoy the to drink the three cups of coffee per day that I have always enjoyed.