When it comes to Alzheimer’s, (pre)cautions in terms of drinking coffee can be contradicting. Read on to learn if and when coffee may be right or wrong with respect to Alzheimer’s.
on Gelder from Tukwila, WA, asks:
At the brink to Alzheimer’s right now, according to my healthcare provider, I wonder what to eat and drink better yes or better no. E.g., there is quite some contradiction when it comes to coffee – my favorite brew in the morning. How do you see that, Doc?
With 50 million cases of Alzheimer’s worldwide, almost 6 million U.S. citizens are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s (as fatal type of dementia) – with one new case every minute in average. With skyrocketing medical costs of 800 billion dollars per year involved.
Since conventional medicine has no cure offered yet, it is especially important to see which lifestyle factors are of relevance in this context – good and bad.
COFFEE – INCONSISTENT?
hen it comes to our diet, one of our most popular beverages in the nation - coffee - has become a highly contradictory factor. Scientifically validated.
Front side of the medal:
Different studies have suggested that coffee may decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Yet, there is a
back side of the medal:
Based on research at renowned Spanish Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, caffeine could well aggravate Alzheimer’s.
With special reference to anxiety as an early symptom of this disease, according to research at, inter alia, Brigham’s and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.
Besides memory loss and other behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).
In other words, while coffee could cut down the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, once you are diagnosed with it, aggravation is the critical key term. Especially, when consuming 5 cups (500 milligrams) of coffee per day. Without improving capabilities of learning and memory in this case.
It may be premature to demonize coffee with respect to Alzheimer’s, expecting even more research ahead. Still, caution seems to be expedient.
Potentially directing our attention to alternative food and beverages based on more research.
E.g., green tea as an alternative to coffee according to research at, inter alia, McMaster University in Canada. With special reference to EGCG as the compound in green tea, scientifically validated as to help preventing Alzheimer’s.
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