Researchers discovered that daily consumption of caffeine helps reduce the incidence of dementia in elderly women.

The ideal amount was 261mg per day, which is equivalent to two or three 8-ounce cups of coffee per day or eight 12-ounce cans of cola.

The study followed 6,467 women aged 65 or older, and it appears that the incidence of dementia was reduced by 36 percent among those who consumed caffeine. Because the substance is so readily available in any person’s diet, researchers showed excitement when they confirmed that the organic chemical compound can reduce the off-chance of being diagnosed with dementia. The study was led by Dr. Ira Driscoll from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Researchers recruited 6,467 women in postmenopausal stage who continuously ingested caffeine in their early lives. The study took note of whether they drank coffee, tea, or cola, the frequency of intake, and how much they drank at a time.

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