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The Newark Star-Ledger reports that a new study by the Florida-based Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute says that “long-term intake of caffeine -- the chemical stimulant common to coffee and many teas and soft drinks -- may help delay or reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer's, scientists now say. They found that mice genetically predisposed to the degenerative brain disease were protected against memory impairment if they consumed 500 mg of caffeine daily, the equivalent of five cups of coffee a day.”

While the study only examined 57 mice, the results seem to be in line with those of a study published earlier this year in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which tracked 670 men over 10 years and came up with similar findings.
KC's View:
And we thought those venti skim lattes were just keeping us awake.

Better and better.