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More Coffee Likely to Avoid older people from Alzheimer’s

June 12, 2012 by Triinu Maran in Health with 0 Comments


A recent study of people older than 65 found that drinking more than 3 cups of coffee a day avoided the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of Miami monitored the memory and thinking process of 124 people, ages 65 to 88, in Tampa and Miami.

Co-author Dr. Gary Arendash said all of the patients presented early signs of the disease with plasma caffeine levels above the critical level experienced no conversion to Alzheimer’s disease during the two-to-four year follow-up period.

Australians should be safe, because they, unlike other Asian countries, are considered to be the nation of coffee drinkers according to the Hot Drinks in Australia to 2013 report. It projects that Australians will buy 23 million kilograms of coffee products this year, rising slightly to 23.4 million in 2013.
According to the report instant coffee accounted for about 80 per cent of all coffee consumed in the home. That habit might be useful to overcome. Instant coffee is high in acrylamide, a chemical compound that has been shown to cause cancer in animals. Also, a preliminary 2009 study by a Durham University team in England showed that people who drink seven cups or more of instant coffee a day are at a high risk of suffering hallucinations. Even though the research is not confirmed it might be safer to stick with brewed coffee.

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