Food & Drink

Drinking Coffee May Help Women Ward Off Dementia

Go ahead, pour yourself another cup.
Comments

Champagne isn't the only drink that may help prevent dementia. According to a new study published in The Journals of Gerontology, coffee may also help reduce the odds of developing dementia, proving that indulging in some of life's greatest pleasures may actually be good for your health.

In a 10-year study of 6,467 women aged 65 and older, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee found that those who drank more than 261 milligrams of caffeine (about one tall cup of Starbucks coffee) every day experienced a 36 percent lower risk of being diagnosed with "probable dementia" than those who drank less than 64 milligrams of caffeine (about one ounce of espresso) every day.

Their research was adjusted for risk factors including age, race, BMI, smoking, alcohol consumption, among several other factors.

"The mounting evidence of caffeine consumption as a potentially protective factor against cognitive impairment is exciting given that caffeine is also an easily modifiable dietary factor with very few contraindications," the study's lead author Ira Driscoll, Ph.D., said in a statement.

So while they "can't make a direct link between higher caffeine consumption and lower incidence of cognitive impairment and dementia," according to Driscoll, it certainly can't hurt to feel good about your morning cup (or two) of coffee until further studies are done.

From: Woman's Day

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Lyndsey Matthews
View Other Articles From Lyndsey Matthews
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Plus how much a stay in the Jodhpur-based palace hotel will cost the celebrity couple.
 
Share
Matteo Guidicelli and his family-run Da Gianni in Alabang is the perfect place for dinner with family and friends.
 
Share
The actress opens up about the joys of having a steady job, her love of all things French, and why the midterms gave her hope.
 
Share
A royal expert explains the real reason they got behind the wheel before Prince Charles's birthday.
 
Share
Colvin's fellow war correspondent Janine di Giovanni talks to Pike about A Private War.
 
Share
Why all-organic and all-natural is the way to go.
 
Share
 
Share
Of course a Spanish village would make a great gift, Gwyneth Paltrow.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US