Good News for Fiends

Writers, bloggers and caffeine fiends everywhere have a reason to feel good.

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Middle-aged people who drink moderate amounts of coffee significantly reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, 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,” said lead researcher on the project, Miia Kivipelto, a professor at the University of Kuopio in Finland and at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

Interestingly, the AFP photo shows a hand holding a cigarette next to a cup of coffee. Sorry guys, I don’t think cigs are going to turn out to be healthy.

Maybe I can get into a clinical study for people who have 40 year coffee habits, but since I keep forgetting where I put my cup down I might not qualify. Next subject for study should be whether the really good roast is healthier than that dishwater stuff. And don’t even mention instant. I’ve gotten very spoiled for good coffee. If you want to buy local and help global check out New Harvest Coffee Roasters of Pawtucket, RI.

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4 responses

  1. Good news for me-my last blood count had erythrocytes outnumbered by coffe bean fragments

  2. we will always agree on coffee.

  3. nothing goes with a good cup of coffee like a couple of Krispy Kremes.

  4. What, you mean those abortion donuts? ;-)

    I also recommend Counter Culture Coffee – a good online source for free trade beans.

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