Sunday, January 18, 2009

Food Pyramid Update: Good News, Java-style

Turns out that El Grande double-mocha-frappa-latte espresso may help decrease your chances of developing Alzheimer's:
Of course, we've discussed the "nuances" of Swedish scientists before, but teaming with the Finn's may have been a good idea. Those of us in that nebulous demographic called "middle aged" may benefit from a few Cups o' Joe every day, to the tune of as much as a 60% reduction in the risk of Alzheimer's.
There's no word on why coffee has such magic properties; oddly, I couldn't find a report on the study which indicated whether or not decaf obtained similar results. Miia Kivipelto, a professor at the University of Kuopio in Finland and lead researcher on the project, noted that "coffee contains strong antioxidants, which are known to counter Alzheimer's."
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