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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.

Entire artice from NYTimes.

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