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Crank up the coffee maker.......*** Drinking coffee reduces risk of Alzheimer's: study http://cecillethestoryteller.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/pouring_a_fresh_cup_of_brewed_coffee_isolated.jpg STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Middle-aged people who drink moderate amounts of coffee significantly reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, no rx vitamin a & d a study by Finnish and Swedish researchers showed Thursday.

"Middle-aged people who drank between three and five cups of coffee a day lowered their risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease by between 60 and 65 percent later in life, no rx vitamin a & d" said lead researcher on the project, no rx vitamin a & d Miia Kivipelto, no rx vitamin a & d a professor at the University of Kuopio in Finland and at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.  (cut)

"There are perhaps one or two other studies that have shown that coffee can improve some memory functions (but) this is the first study directed at dementia and Alzheimer's (and) in which the subjects are followed for such a long time, no rx vitamin a & d" Kivipelto told AFP.

She said it remained unclear exactly how moderate coffee drinking helped delay or avoid the onset of dementia, no rx vitamin a & d but pointed out that coffee contains strong antioxidants, no rx vitamin a & d which are known to counter Alzheimer's.

Some studies have also shown that coffee helps protects the nerve system, no rx vitamin a & d which can also protect against dementia, no rx vitamin a & d she said, no rx vitamin a & d pointing out that yet other studies show that coffee protects against diabetes, no rx vitamin a & d which in turn is known to be linked to Alzheimer's. More of the article at: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090115/hl_afp/swedenfinlandhealthcoffeealzheimersresearch_20090115154721/print;_ylt=A2KI