In my usual manner of writing about scientific studies I like and disregarding the rest, today we have news of a Scandinavian study that tracked coffee consumption among middle-aged men and women for 21 years. What it found was that people who drank three to five cups of coffee a day were 65 percent less likely to have developed dementia than those who drank two or less cups a day.
Unfortunately they say that they have no evidence, so far, that starting to drink coffee for current non-drinkers will have the same effect.
When trying to explain the results, researchers suggested that it could be because caffeine reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, it may reduce the formation of amyloid plaques in the brain which are linked with Alzheimers or may serve as an antioxident reducing vascular risk factors for dementia.
Regardless, I must now leave for my afternoon Starbucks Venti which should count as at least three cups.