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Coffee Protects Against Alzheimers

The gist of the story is that they did research on rats, putting them on a high cholestol diet, giving some of them a cup of coffee a day, and others no coffee. They gave them the equivalent of one cup of coffee a day.

High cholesterol makes the blood brain barrier leaky. Caffeine blocks the effect of cholesterol in the brain, maintaining the integrity of the blood brain barrier and preventing the damage that leads to dementia in old age.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7326839.stm
Tags: aging, blood, brain, caffeine, cholesterol, coffee, dementia
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