Scientists believe that moderate caffeine intake can protect the brain from damage caused by beta-amyloid protein deposits
Coffee, a favorite beverage, is often the subject of controversy because some blame it for various health problems, while others elevate it to heaven. The truth is, of course, somewhere in the middle – a reasonable intake of coffee will increase your cognitive abilities, but excessive consumption will do just the opposite.
Scientists from the University of Bari collected data from 1,445 respondents aged 65 to 84 for more than three years.
The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease reported that study participants who drank 1-2 cups of coffee a day had the best results on cognitive ability tests.
In contrast, people who drank more than two cups of coffee a day had an average of 1.5 higher risk for cognitive impairment. Scientists believe that moderate caffeine intake can protect the brain from damage caused by beta-amyloid protein deposits.