Coffee May Delay Alzheimer’s

According to the latest studies, researchers claimed that three large cups of coffee a day could help to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease and may even reverse the condition.

Researchers from the University of South Florida studied 55 mice that had been genetically engineered to develop dementia symptoms identical to those of Alzheimer’s as they aged. Before treatment the mice, which were aged 18 to 19 months, about 70 years in human terms, had performed poorly in the memory tests.

Half the mice were given a daily dose of caffeine in their drinking water — equivalent to a human consuming about six espresso shots or 500mg of pure caffeine; while the other half continued to drink ordinary water. By the end of the two-month study, the caffeine-drinking mice were performing far better on tests of memory and thinking than mice given water. Their memories were as sharp as those of healthy older mice without dementia.

How to get 500mg caffeine a day?

  • 2 x 250mg caffeine pills
  • 3 x large espresso-based coffees
  • 6 x cans of Red Bull
  • 14 x cans of Coca-Cola
  • 15 x cups of tea
  • 7kg (16 lb) of chocolate

Seems like 14 cans of Coca-Cola a day isn’t so viable. Maybe 2 large espresso and 2kg of chocolate a day is more viable?