University of Southern Florida scientists found that a daily dose of 500 milligrams of caffeine reversed memory loss in mice with Alzheimer symptoms. The Alzheimer afflicted mice were given either plain water, or water spiked with the caffeine equivalent of six espresso shots daily. After two months, the mice getting the caffeinated water had lower levels in their blood and in their brains of the abnormal protein beta amyloid linked to the memory-robbing disease. These mice also did better on memory and thinking tests.
These new findings suggest that caffeine could be both a protective strategy and a “treatment” for established Alzheimer's disease.
A daily dose of coffee (minus the latte and sugar) is good for you ;-D