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- Drinking coffee appears to have a protective effect against Alzheimers. Three cups a day seems to be a key threshold in many studies.
- However, the CAFFEINE in coffee is a little iffy. Coffee containing caffeine does appear to help prevent dementia. But studies show that caffeine actually stops neurogenesis. So if you drink caffeinated coffee, you may want to do some other things, like taking magnesium threonate and exercising, to counterbalance it.
- Pubmed article: Caffeine as a protective factor in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Alzheimers.net article: 4 Surprising Benefits of Coffee – Alzheimers.net
- Telegraph article: Three cups of coffee a day ‘could stave off Alzheimer’s disease’
- Exceptions to the rule: For people who already have advanced Alzheimer’s, coffee may make their anxiety worse. Caffeine and dementia | Alzheimer’s Society
- As a side note, coffee is also useful for promoting a form of cellular deep cleaning called autophagy.