Coffee: how does it really affect our brain

New study reveals data that too much coffee could negatively affect your brain health.

The topic has long-been discussed and research to find conclusive proof that coffee is good for us or that coffee is bad for our bodies. But who is to say how much is too much?

A new study selected people from a previous one that were part of the Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging. The results here shed some light on the consumption of coffee, but it was a negative one in relation to drinking too much could lead to Alzheimer’s, according to Junior College.

The scientists at the University of Bari, Italy concluded that drinking more than one cup of coffee a day could predispose people to Alzheimer’s.

The study monitored 1,445 people between the ages of 65 and 84, asking them a wide range of questions about their health which included how much coffee they drank on a daily basis.

The cognitive damage researchers are referring to includes impairment when a person has trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating or making decisions about their everyday life. These are all symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

During the study, they noted that the people who drank one or two cups of coffee a day had a reduced rate of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) while those with higher MCI occurrences were non-coffee drinkers. Unfortunately, proving that the study needed additional layers of research in order to conclude their thesis.

In fact, other studies showed that long-term effects of caffeine, including coffee, were showed to be protective against cognitive impairment and dementia, with of course, some exceptions.

The final lesson from these studies, and past, are that coffee, as are most things in moderation, is not a harmful substance and researchers may still continue to search high and low to prove that coffee is good for you or harmful.



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