Coffee and Diseases in the Elderly
Recent studies suggest that the daily use of coffee can help preserve cognitive functions in the elderly, particularly in women. Several researches have studied the effects of coffee on neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Researchers have identified that people who drink coffee regularly throughout their lives can delay cognitive deterioration, especially women, and this effect increases with age.
Thanks to these researches, most human studies suggest regular intake of coffee reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 17% – 20%.
Furthermore, studies suggest regular coffee users are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than non-users. This risk decreases with the increase of caffeine intake.
The components in coffee responsible for these effects on the neurological functions are still being studied, but caffeine could play an important role on this. Other neuroprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of coffee could also be responsible. However, Parkinson’s disease researches suggest the preventive effects are related to caffeine.
Every day more studies and researches confirm the benefits of this drink on the health of its consumers, find Café 1820, the best coffee in Costa Rica at its main sales points and enjoy its benefits.
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