36 Percent Reduction in the Risk of Dementia over 10 years
Caffeine health effects positive in new study. Higher caffeine intake in women is associated with reduced odds of developing dementia or cognitive impairment, according to the results of a new study .
Among a group of older women, self-reported caffeine consumption of more than 261 mg per day was associated with a 36 percent reduction in the risk of incident dementia over 10 years of follow-up. This level is equivalent to two to three 8-oz cups of coffee per day, five to six 8-oz cups of black tea, or seven to eight 12-ounce cans of cola.