Cup of Joe More Than an Energy Maker

By: Angela Salerno
By: Angela Salerno

A new study from a Tampa Alzheimer's Institute suggests that a 500 milligram intake of caffeine can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's and help fight memory loss.

This is equivalent to five cups of coffee a day, but can also be taken in the form of caffeine pills or teas.

Experts said it's a natural way to suppress the enzymes that effect memory loss, which is good news for java junkies.

"I kind of like that medicine could turn towards the natural alternatives to help people rather than developing all these new chemicals that people could take," said Adam Richardson, a coffee lover.

Health officials also warn that too much caffeine could cause diabetes and cancer.

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