Previous studies have indicated a link between consumption of coffee and improved long-term memory. Caffeine has been suggested to have cognitive benefits.
A new study reveals that older women who drink a cup or two of coffee every day will have a lower risk of dementia and cognitive impairment.
Caffeine is thought to block adenosine A2A receptors (ARs), whose expression and function become aberrant with both normal aging and age-related pathology.
The findings have significant public health implications in reducing age-related cognitive decline given that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is expected to quadruple by 2050.
“Although more studies are needed to verify the consistency of reports, given that caffeine intake is easily modifiable, it is important to quantify its relationship with cognitive health outcomes not only from preventive standpoint but also to better understand the underlying mechanisms and their involvement in dementia and cognitive impairment.
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