Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute researchers report in the online edition of the peer reviewed journal Neuroscience, that caffeine intake equal to five cups of coffee a day for humans protects mice against memory impairments and reduces Alzheimer’s pathology in brains. The research follows an earlier study that hinted that caffeine might protect humans against Alzheimer’s.
The latest buzz on coffee and health is that drinking one to three cups of coffee per day might help save postmenopausal women’s hearts.
A 15-year study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows fewer deaths from heart disease or other non-cancerous inflammatory diseases among postmenopausal women who reported drinking at least one to three daily cups of coffee.
Coffee drinking may lower the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Two teams of researchers have found that coffee has a protective effect, with one finding that those who drink the most are at the lowest risk of having the disease.