Higher coffee intake may slower Alzheimer’s progression, a new study suggests. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Now a new Australian study suggests that drinking coffee may reduce cognitive decline.
The previous study has also shown a link between higher coffee intake and slower accumulation of amyloid deposits in the brain.
More than 55 million people worldwide have dementia. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, which accounts for 50–75% of dementia cases, according to experts.
Alzheimer’s disease causes complex brain changes that can lead to memory loss and cognitive decline.
A new study in Australia shows an association between the amount of coffee people drink and their rate of cognitive decline. The study was recently published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.
According to the research, habitual coffee drinking was positively associated with the cognitive areas of executive function, attention, and the PACC score. Higher amounts of coffee intake were associated with slower cognitive decline in these areas over the course of the study.
No link was found between coffee intake and brain volume atrophy in this study.
“This study is not able to pinpoint cause and effect, and no firm conclusions can be drawn about whether coffee has any impact on dementia risk. Participants only reported coffee consumption at the start of the study, so it’s not clear how relevant the findings are to long-term brain health,” Dr. Sara Imarisio, head of research at Alzheimer’s Research UK said.