The caffeine in three daily cups of coffee or tea may help older women preserve their memory, a new French study shows.
Researchers included Karen Ritchie, PhD, of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in Montpellier, France.
Ritchie's team studied some 7,000 men and women aged 65 and older (average age: 74) in three French cities: Bordeaux, Dijon, and Montpellier.(Read entire article)
(Reuters Health) - Several cups
of coffee or tea per day seem to slow the loss of brain cells in elderly women,
but caffeine has no effect
on dementia itself, according to results of a new study. Dr. Karen Ritchie, a
scientist at INSERM U
Caffeine consumption was relatively stable over time. At the start of the study, 16 percent of women and 13 percent of men drank more than 3 units per day, the team reports in the medical journal Neurology. (Read entire article)