Regular consumption of small amounts of coffee contributes to the preservation of memory, say U.S. researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. They proved that this drink reduces the risk of premature development of senile dementia. Caffeine stimulates the brain, which is especially important for the elderly.
In the experiment, the researchers proved that the brain activity of the mice significantly increased under the influence of caffeine. People have noted a similar reaction that has been proven in a study of 6.5 per thousand women aged 65 years and older.
10 years of women reporting a scientist on the volume of coffee consumption. Every year the volunteers took the study of cognitive functions. It turned out that two cups of coffee a day by about a third reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Apparently, caffeine affects receptors in the nervous system, particularly on the receptors of the adenosine A2A. With age these structures are damaged, which affects the speed and quality of memorizing information.