Can Caffeine Slow Alzheimer's Disease?

Substantial evidence suggests that caffeine could be protective against cognitive decline, such as the types seen in dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Epidemiological studies have revealed an inverse association between the chronic consumption of caffeine and the incidence of Parkinson's disease. At the same time, animal studies of Parkinson's disease showed that caffeine prevented motor deficits as well as neurodegeneration.

Eurekalert reports:

“Later a few epidemiological studies showed that the consumption of moderate amounts of caffeine was inversely associated with the cognitive decline associated with aging as well as the incidence of Alzheimer's disease. Again, this was paralleled by animal studies ...”

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