Coffee Can Prevent Progression To Dementia

9:22 am Health Care, Medicine

Patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may be able to avoid developing dementia by drinking several cups of coffee a day. The study by Gary W. Arendash, PhD, at St. Petersburg, Florida published in the June issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed that patients with MCI who have a plasma caffeine level of 1200 ng/mL avoided progression to dementia over the following 2 to 4 years. These patients exhibited a plasma cytokine profile that was exactly the same as that of AD transgenic mice that were given caffeinated coffee and didn’t progress to dementia. It’s therefore very likely that it’s caffeine from coffee, and not from other sources, that affords the cognitive protection.

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