Here comes more good news for coffee lovers. A new study revealed that middle-aged adults, who regularly drink a cup of coffee, stand a lesser chance of developing dementia later in life.
However, it is yet to be ascertained if the credit should go to the coffee itself, as the researchers are yet to find out if it is caffeine, or certain antioxidants, or something else about coffee that explains this study. However, they suggest that coffee drinkers can enjoy their “bed-coffee” with a good conscience.
The study which was carried out for 20 years among 1400 Finnish adults, found that adults who drank three to five cups of coffee a day during their middle-age, were two-thirds less likely than non-drinkers to develop dementia and Alzheimers disease. To be precise, the subjects who consumed three to five cups of coffee per day were less likely to develop dementia, in comparison to those who drank two or less than two cups.
The findings that have been reported in the ˜Journal of Alzheimers Disease add a series of studies finding that coffee drinkers have lower risks of several diseases, including Parkinsons disease and certain types of Diabetes and Cancer.
The present study was an epidemiological one, says lead researcher Marjo Eskelinen. This means that the study can link coffee with dementia risk, although it does not prove cause-and-effect.