Caffeine consumption on a daily basis, according to experts at Edith Cowan University in Australia, may help to prevent cognitive decline and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was based on data gathered from 200 Australians over a ten-year period. The study discovered that people who drink a certain amount of coffee every day perform better in cognitive processes such as self-control, planning, and concentration. The research was published in the journal Frontiers of Ageing Neuroscience.’
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the accumulation of amyloid protein in the brain as a person ages. However, the study discovered that drinking coffee on a regular basis reduced the buildup, slowing the disease’s progression.
Dr. Samantha Gardener, the study’s principal author, believes it could be especially beneficial for people who are at risk of cognitive decline but have not yet developed symptoms. She also revealed the quantity required for this phenomenon to occur. She stated that if an average cup of coffee is 240ml, then drinking two cups per day can reduce the risk of cognitive decline by 8% in 18 months. Furthermore, amyloid protein deposition in the brain could be reduced by 5%.
Although the study discovered some intriguing insights into the interaction of coffee and our brains, more research is required. The researchers, for example, have yet to determine whether a factor other than caffeine contributes to this effect. Furthermore, it is unknown whether a specific method of brewing coffee affects it differently or not. Her goal is to see if coffee consumption can be medically recommended as a lifestyle element to help patients delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.