The lead investigator, Dr. Samantha Gardner, said that despite further research being needed, “the study was encouraging as it indicated that drinking coffee could be an easy way to help delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.”
So, how much coffee is enough? According to the study, if you have one cup of coffee per day, having one more may be helpful.
“If the average cup of coffee made at home is 240 grams, increasing to two cups a day could potentially lower cognitive decline by eight percent after eighteen months,” Dr. Gardner said, “And, it could also see a five percent decrease in amyloid accumulation in the brain over the same time period.”
Amyloid accumulation refers to the plaque formations common in Alzheimer’s disease, which are toxic to the brain.
Dr. Gardner believes that this study was well worth the time and effort and may open the door for coffee intake to be a recommended lifestyle change to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
So, you can now rest easy and indulge in that extra cup if you please.
If you would like to read the complete study, visit the report here.