Monday, February 02, 2009

Coffee The New Health Drink

Studies have shown that coffee seems to reduce the risk of dementia, onset of Type II diabetes and Parkinson's disease, reduces the formation of amyloid plaques in the brain and acts as an antioxident according to an article in the New York Times -

"A team of Swedish and Danish researchers tracked coffee consumption in a group of 1,409 middle-age men and women for an average of 21 years. During that time, 61 participants developed dementia, 48 with Alzheimer's disease.

After controlling for numerous socioeconomic and health factors, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure, the scientists found that the subjects who had reported drinking three to five cups of coffee daily were 65 percent less likely to have developed dementia, compared with those who drank two cups or less."