Monday, October 26, 2009
Caffeinate To Turn Back Alzheimer's?
Of all the health gurus out there it's hard not to dig Dr Andrew Weil, who blogs today on pretty solid clinical evidence that Caffeine May Reverse Alzheimer's. Mice bred to develop Alzheimer's cut their amyloid-β protein levels in half when fed the human equivalent of five cups of coffee. (But it was caffeine, not coffee, all you teetotalers.) The study was published July 2009 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. So there you have a bit of promising news where we could report none in our 19 Oct post and new Alzheimer's and Dementia page. Bottoms up!