Since 2009, there has been evidence that coffee in high doses acts as a protective factor against dementia, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). As coffee culture — Starbucks, Blue Bottle, Dunkin’ Donuts, etc. — has taken over the nation, the Internet is filled with all kinds of conflicting information about what’s good for you in terms of java consumption. And some information gets buried.
A study released in 2015 got a lot of attention for condoning high levels of coffee consumption as a potential help in preventing cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes. But less attention has been given the 2009 study that clearly linked high-level coffee consumption in mid-life with reduced risk for dementia — including Alzheimer’s disease — later in life. “In the CAIDE study, coffee drinking of 3-5 cups per day at midlife was associated with a decreased risk of dementia/AD by about 65% at late-life,” reads the abstract at NCBI.