Friday, January 29, 2010
According to a recent article published on NaturalNews.com, women over the age of 65 who consume 3 cups of coffee or tea per day can significantly improve memory loss in women.
The study consisted of a group of 7,000 women, all over the age of 65. The study accounted for variables such as medical history and how many cups of coffee/tea each participant consumed on a regular basis. Initially, the women were asked to complete a series of cognitive tests to determine their mental skill level, particularly memory. The participants then repeated the test at two-year intervals (at 2 years and again after 4 years).
The study concluded that women who drank three or more cups of coffee/tea each day were 70% less likely to suffer from memory loss than women who consumed a maximum of one cup of coffee/tea per day. Unfortunately, the memory boost only affects women. The report suggests that this could be an indicator that women have higher sensitivity to caffeine than men do.
Scientists are eager to further their research into use of caffeine to correct more serious mental disorders such as dementia in the elderly.