Monday, August 31, 2009

Coffee wards off Alzheimer's?

I noticed that Jay Harrison, of BoomSpeak! picked up my recent essay on shaving. Here's the link to the (lightly edited) BoomSpeak! version of the post. (Gosh, I hope it brings in new traffic!)

But, of course, loyal readers, you already have seen that post: So let me pull this article from BoomSpeak!

If you check out the link, you'll see its to a piece by Dr. Gabe Merkin in which he reports that University of Florida researchers have published findings that suggest "that the equivalent of five cups of coffee a day reverses memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's disease. The coffee also reduced blood and brain levels of beta-amyloid, the abnormal protein that may cause Alzheimer's disease in mice and people."

Although I've had to cut back my two-to-three pot a day habit in recent years, even at my reduced rate of coffee consumption, these figures suggest that I'll never get senile.

Which would make me feel great if I could remember where my keys are....

3 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

well that's good to know. one day it's good for you and the next it's bad, what to do???

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxxoxoxoxo

Jeni said...

Nice! Here I am, sucking down at least two pots of coffee a day -sometimes more -and they say it will reverse the forgetfulness, huh? Apparently I need to up the intake then cause so far, the only thing it has helped me to remember is where the bathroom is so I can pay my rental fees on the intake. But then too, beer used to do that same thing for me too. Wonder if beer helps reverse anything -like memory loss or other stuff? I'd be willing to be a test subject if the price was right for that -they pay for the beer and I'm good to go then!

Karen said...

This is great news!