Yesterday’s coffee science: It’s good for the brain. Today: Not so fast…*
The Washington Post – by Ariana Eunjung Cha
There’s been a ton of news recently about how awesome coffee can be for many aspects of your health — heart disease, longevity, depression, Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s. The scientific data has been so strong that the nation’s top nutrition panel recommended earlier this year that people might even want to consider drinking a bit more.
Now comes a sobering report.
In a study evaluating 1,445 people, scientists found that consistently drinking one to two cups of coffee each day is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) — a precursor to dementia and Alzheimer’s — compared to those who never or rarely consumed coffee. That supports previous work, published in 2010, that showed that caffeine may have a neuroprotective effect.
For the whole article: Washing Post