Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Coffee is good for you

According to physorg.com, epidemiological and animal studies have shown that caffeine may help prevent neuro-degeneration associated with Alzheimer's disease. This calls for a celebratory cappuccino!
Key findings presented in "Therapeutic Opportunities for Caffeine in Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases":

* Multiple beneficial effects of caffeine to normalize brain function and prevent its degeneration
* Caffeine's neuroprotective profile and its ability to reduce amyloid-beta production
* Caffeine as a candidate disease-modifying agent for Alzheimer's disease
* Positive impact of caffeine on cognition and memory performance

Via The Skeptics Guide to the Universe.

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