According to research, the third most popular drink in the world could put you at risk for some unsavory effects. Researchers found that moderate levels of caffeine could protect the protect the brain from rogue proteins that can destroy neurons leading to memory loss. However, a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease made headlines on Thursday. The study said that if coffee consumption is changed over time, even in the slightest way, it could potentially harm someone’s memory and thinking skills under certain circumstances.
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT INCREASED COFFEE CONSUMPTION OVER TIME ISNT GOOD
Italian Researchers at the University of Bari Aldo Moro charted the coffee consumption and neurological health of over 1,400 Italians from the ages of 65 and 84 over the course of three years. They found that those who drank an average of two cups of coffee per day were less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI) than those who don’t drink coffee. The research also showed that if the subject increased their coffee consumption throughout their life, they also had a change of experiencing some mild cognitive impairment that was around one and a half times higher in comparison to those who kept their coffee consumption steady throughout their life.
A LARGER SCALE STUDY SHOWED THAT MEN WHO DRINK COFFEE CAN LIVE 10 PERCENT LONGER
A larger scale study that involved over 400,000 older adults showed that men who drink two cups of coffee a day lived around 10 percent longer than their peers who didn’t drink coffee. The biggest question is, what kind of effect does coffee have on the brain? Researchers show that having two or more cups of coffee, or never drinking coffee can put you at risk for developing the conditions that cause early memory loss that can sometimes lead to Alzheimer’s.
MODERATE AND REGULAR COFFEE CONSUMPTION IS A GOOD THING
Moderate and regular coffee consumption might have neuroprotective effects that fight against mild cognitive impairments. The research also shows that the studies previously done showing that there could be a long term benefit to drinking coffee, tea or other forms of caffeine give drinkers protection from cognitive decline due to the plasma levels that coffee provides.