Melbourne: The good news for coffee drinkers is that regular consumption can now stave off degenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Scientists at Edith Cowan University in Australia have collected these observations under the National Program on Aging, Lifestyle and its Imaging and Biomarker Research. It surveyed 200 Australians for a decade.
Dr. Samantha Gardner, the lead scientist involved in the study, looked at coffee and several important biomarkers (diseases and health-promoting elements in the body, such as cholesterol, etc.).
“We found that people who did not seem to have a memory impairment but drank more coffee had a slightly lower tendency to acquire impairment. This is called mild cognitive impairment, which causes Alzheimer’s to develop and then develop.
On the other hand, drinking coffee also increases mental functions such as ability to work, planning, self-control and attention. It was also observed that drinking coffee slows down the accumulation of amyloid protein in the brain. If this protein builds up in the brain, it can cause Alzheimer’s.
However, scientists have agreed that extraordinary and further research is needed in this regard. However, he believes that the benefits of drinking more than one cup of coffee a day can be reaped. For example, drinking two cups of coffee a day for 18 months can reduce the risk of mental retardation by 18%.