Monday, July 28, 2014

How Drinking Coffee can Delay the Onset of Alzheimer's | Waterview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Coffee might do more than just help your grandparents wake up in the morning. According to a 2012 study conducted by University of South Florida and University of Miami researchers, drinking coffee can help reduce the chances or even prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease in senior citizens. 
One of the professors from the University of South Florida, Dr. Chuanhai Cao has a theory for why drinking coffee can reduce the effects of Alzheimer's. He says it is rooted in how the caffeine found in coffee affects the Beta-amyloid protein found in the human brain. According to Cho, this protein accumulates as one ages. Some of this protein then gets caught in our system often resulting in Alzheimer's disease. However, according to Cho, when one drinks coffee, the "caffeine [in the coffee] inhibits the production of beta-amyloid, so your system only metabolizes all of the available protein." 
The study also showed that moderate caffeine intake appears to lessen the onset of other diseases associated with aging including Parkinson's disease, stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, and Breast Cancer. 
So seniors, Waterview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center kindly reminds you to have that cup of joe in the morning... it very well may assist you to remember to drink it again the next morning!