Over the last several years, the suspected health benefits of drinking coffee have been the subject of several scientific studies. Coffee lovers have been pleased to hear that the drink they love is good for more than their daily pick-me-up. In fact, one recent study links coffee drinking to reducing a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease by an amazing 20%.
Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease often linked with dementia. It is a significant strain on families that are afflicted by it due to the severity of the illness and loss of personal relationships. Researchers believe that something as simple as coffee can help reduce the risk of this tragic disease.
In one of the most encouraging studies performed on the effects of drinking coffee, researchers found that polyphenols, found in natural plant sourced food and drink, has a dramatic effect on slowing the rate of cognitive loss in study participants.
The Institute for Scientific Research on Coffee observed results over the past 25 years to compile detailed and comprehensive results regarding the effects of coffee drinking on the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. They believe that it is the unique blend of antioxidants, polyphenols, and caffeine in coffee that led to the dramatic and encouraging results. They hope to perform follow up studies to better understand the benefits of coffee for those prone to Alzheimer’s disease.
A lifelong habit of drinking 3-5 cups of coffee each day was shown to significantly reduce the risk on Alzheimer’s disease. Even those who are beginning to experience early symptoms are able to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by drinking 3-5 cups of caffeinated coffee each day.