Study- Coffee May Reduce Dementia Risk

Coffee is known as a, if not the most, popular beverage all around the world. Some may even consider it as a health risk with too much consumption. But studies also indicate that it may offer certain health benefits. One such study suggest that it may help reduce the risk of developing dementia.

A recent study from the Institute for the Scientific Information of Coffee suggests that coffee drinking may help reduce the risk of developing neurogenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Researchers, led by Dr. Elisabet Rothenberg from Kristianstad University in Sweden, analyzed previous studies that looked into the role of dietary components in reducing the risk of developing disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The team found out that a higher intake of coffee not only helps reduce the risk but is also effective in relieving the symptoms associated with these disorders.

According to Dr. Rothenberg, associated professor and lead author of the said study, “Research suggests that a higher intake of coffee and caffeine, up to 5 cups of coffee per day, could act as preventative on risk of developing neurodegenerative conditions including Parkinson’s Disease.”

While the actual reason linking coffee consumption to the reduced risk for developing neurogenerative diseases still remains unknown, the researchers hope that the findings will help lead to further studies into the beneficial effects of coffee. The findings of the study can be investigated further at the Coffee and Health website of the Institute for the Scientific Information of Coffee.

 

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