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Caffeine Protects the Brain From Dementia

As if we needed another reason to load up on the coffee in the morning, new research is suggesting that coffee may cut the risk of dementia by blocking the damage cholesterol can inflict on the body. This is because the "blood brain barrier" — a filter between the brain and the main blood supply, which protects the central nervous system from potentially harmful chemicals, including cholesterol — could be protected by caffeine. But don't go spending your life savings on Starbucks just yet, one cup of coffee a day is all researchers think is needed to help protect the brain against cholesterol and chances are you're already getting that much caffeine any given day anyway.


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puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
I heard its good for your memory too, it was on the news a little while ago
Spectra Spectra 8 years
My dad heard about this study and he was pretty psyched about it, lol. He drinks a ton of caffeine every day, so he's convinced he won't get Alzheimer's. I guess it makes sense to some extent...caffeine increases blood circulation and I suppose increased blood circulation to your brain would keep it functioning at its best.
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 8 years
Oh thank goodness... cuz I love my coffee. It makes me feel so...... now what was I saying? :-)
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 8 years
Oh thank goodness... cuz I love my coffee. It makes me feel so...... now what was I saying? :-)
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
Coffee and tea are one of those things that they're always going back and forth on. Oh it helps with this, but it causes this, but it leads to this, but it prevents this... Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah, tomorrow I could get hit by a BUS so who cares?
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 8 years does this explain my dementia? I drink like two pots a day! Oh, wait. I'm thinking "demented." Nevermind. :nerdgirl:
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Too funny...I'm on my way out the door to meet a friend for coffee! Thanks, Fit!
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
Miss my caffeine, 5 more days to finish my two weeks caffeine free and i will sooo be back
rpenner rpenner 8 years
I've read in quite a few places lately that caffeine is good for your memory
clareberrys clareberrys 8 years
I've actually heard that too much caffeiene (and sugar) can LEAD to alzheimers....
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
So when i say "if i dont get my coffee i will go crazy" i mean that literally
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
one cup a day keeps the Dementia away hehehehe!!!
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