Could coffee be an Alzheimer's cure?
Recent research has shown that drinking a couple of cups of coffee a day could reverse the effects of Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's affects about 700,000 people in the UK and is the most common form of dementia, a key aspect of which being sticky clumps of an abnormal protein in the brain called beta amyloid plaques.
Patients would need to be consuming approximately 500mg of caffeine a day. Thats equivalent to 5 cups of ordinary coffee, 2 cups of strong coffee, 14 cups of tea or 20 cola drinks.
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