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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