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Caffeine, so long banded around as a bad thing, could actually be useful in preventing the swift onset of dementia in old aged women according to a new study. The report published in the Journals of Gerontoly stated that a substantial daily dose of caffeine – or the equivalent of five or six cups of coffee per day improves the general health of women in their latter years and lowers their chances of developing dementia or cognitive impairment.

6,467 women aged over 65 took part in the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study and those who consumed a higher amount of caffeine were found to have a 36 percent reduced risk. The scientists behind the study believe that caffeine somehow blocks a substance called adenosine A2A receptors which become impaired as the disease takes hold in old age.

The same scientists are at pains to state that the research is at an early stage and that further studies and research are necessary before any firm link between caffeine consumption and the development of dementia can be made. Here at UKVending we look forward to bringing you the latest news on this fascinating research program

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