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Can Coffee Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • A report revealed coffee could potentially reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative conditions or relieve some symptoms
  • The results support past studies that found coffee protects the neurological system, reduces cognitive decline and improves insulin sensitivity
  • Rates of Alzheimer's Disease are rising. It is also called Type 3 diabetes, as the effect of insulin dysregulation in the brain may induce changes seen in Alzheimer's Disease
  • More possible benefits from coffee include reduced risks of dying early and of contracting certain cancers and Type 2 diabetes; it also may boost athletic performance
  • Coffee crops are heavily sprayed with pesticides, so seek out organic selections; consider grinding it at home and drinking it without sugar

Coffee is an integral part of many people’s morning and afternoon routines, with long lines at neighborhood coffee shops as testaments to its popularity. According to Daily Coffee News, the 2019 coffee report from the National Coffee Association found that 63% of people report they had a cup of coffee within the past day, which is a 6% increase from 2016.

For the first time in the association's history of reporting, the preference for brewed gourmet, espresso-based beverages and blended or cold brew drinks surpassed traditional, non-gourmet selections. The report also reveals coffee consumption was relatively stable in the past year.

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