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Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, June 10, 2012, 3:37pm
Noticed several news outlets are writing articles about a soon to appear study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease that found higher caffeine level in the blood of older patients with memory loss seemed to reduce the risk of develop Alzheimer's.

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There may even be a reason to start for people in their late 30s and up, he says. "Aim for an average of three, 8-ounce cups of coffee per day in the morning after eating breakfast."


http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/news/20120607/coffee-may-help-turn-tide-on-alzheimers-disease
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, June 10, 2012, 3:38pm; Reply: 1
'calling all As'!!!! ;D

I ll stick to trehalose
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, June 10, 2012, 3:44pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from Lola
'calling all As'!!!!


The Author's think it is the caffeine. If there untested presumption is correct, you would just need to drink enough green tea to get about 300 mg of caffeine each day.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, June 10, 2012, 4:51pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from C_Sharp


The Author's think it is the caffeine. If there untested presumption is correct, you would just need to drink enough green tea to get about 300 mg of caffeine each day.


This sounds like a very good idea.  

I've noticed that as I advance in my "mature years" ;) I enjoy caffeine so much more.  And it's not as a heavy stimulant like I used to seek when I was younger.  Caffeine from green tea gives such a sense of well being (maybe it's the naturally occurring Theanine) and never the jitters any more like I used to get with caffeine.
Posted by: jeanb, Sunday, June 10, 2012, 5:38pm; Reply: 4
If that is so, my mother should have been super protected from Alzheimer's!!!  She used to drink 4-8 cups per day and has had Alzheimer's for about 5 years now.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, June 10, 2012, 7:21pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from jeanb
If that is so, my mother should have been super protected from Alzheimer's!!!  She used to drink 4-8 cups per day and has had Alzheimer's for about 5 years now.


I'm guessing that the protective effect is from the caffeine and not the coffee itself.  Coffee is probably a flat-out avoid for her.  When I used to drink coffee, it was having a very destructive effect on my gut.  
Posted by: Cristina, Sunday, June 10, 2012, 8:03pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from jeanb
If that is so, my mother should have been super protected from Alzheimer's!!!  She used to drink 4-8 cups per day and has had Alzheimer's for about 5 years now.


Your mums blood type?  Coffee is a diamond for most As including us ... I have one cup a day ... sometimes two ... after I had my warm lemon and TC drink first thing in the morning of course ...  :)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 4:52pm; Reply: 7
YAY for Coffee!!  (woot) I'm so happy I can have it!! I usually have 2-3 cups a day.

(I'm drinking green tea with hawthorn right now..eh)
Posted by: Amazone I., Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:25pm; Reply: 8
C_sharp..do you think 3 liters of greentea daily are enough to optain the precious 300mg's ??) ;) :D...
btw. I don't know if all those  roasting effects won't harm more then solve the problem ??)... :X nitrosamine...are soo yummy.... :P ;D
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:34pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Lola
'calling all As'!!!! ;D

I ll stick to trehalose


You and me too! I hate coffee!!
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:36pm; Reply: 10
Assuming an 8 ounce cup of green tea contains 15mg of caffeine to 75 mg of caffeine one would need between 1 and 4.7 liters. 3 liters would be right in the middle of the range.
Posted by: Spring, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 5:38pm; Reply: 11
I take Hawthorn twice a day in capsules, MF. I love what it does for me!! Between it and Trehalose Complex I am off my BP medication!! Hurrah!!
Posted by: jeanb, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 8:03pm; Reply: 12
My mom is an O, so a total avoid for her...some of these studies drive me crazy in how they make pronouncements for all populations!!!
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 8:19pm; Reply: 13
I never needed a SWAMI to know that caffeine is an avoid for me. I would never be able to tell if it would even benefit me or not I would just be too high as a kite from all the caffeine. Not to mention the accelerated heart rate and blood pressure that I get from consuming it. Good thing I hate coffee.
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 8:29pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from Captain_Janeway
I never needed a SWAMI to know that caffeine is an avoid for me. I would never be able to tell if it would even benefit me or not I would just be too high as a kite from all the caffeine. Not to mention the accelerated heart rate and blood pressure that I get from consuming it. Good thing I hate coffee.


all caffeine, Janeway?  even moderate amounts of green tea?
Posted by: Patty H, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 11:05pm; Reply: 15
Awh - come on guys!  This gives us O's an excuse to drink coffee  ;D
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:09am; Reply: 16
Quoted from Victoria


all caffeine, Janeway?  even moderate amounts of green tea?


I really have to go light on anything with caffeine. If I drink green tea then I will have watch chocolate consumption.
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 1:50am; Reply: 17
Quoted from Captain_Janeway


I really have to go light on anything with caffeine. If I drink green tea then I will have watch chocolate consumption.


Ahhh . . now we get to the heart of the matter!  lol!  The hidden message is that chocolate consumption doesn't want to take a back seat to the green tea or anything else that isn't chocolate.  ;)
Posted by: KimonoKat, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 6:10am; Reply: 18
Quoted from Victoria


Ahhh . . now we get to the heart of the matter!  lol!  The hidden message is that chocolate consumption doesn't want to take a back seat to the green tea or anything else that isn't chocolate.  ;)


LOL!  Victoria gets to the "heart" of the matter! :D
Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 7:48am; Reply: 19
you always can drink café... but you must be ready for the bill.... ;)(evil)(evil)(evil)
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 2:37pm; Reply: 20
I heard about that too.  Is it really just the caffeine that does it?  I guess nobody knows.

Coffee gives me acid reflux these days.  The only kind I like is iced, french vanilla (no dairy or sugar just stevia). I never really drank it that much though. It's more like a treat for me.  Tastes like those coffee cooladas from Dunkin Donuts.
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 3:00pm; Reply: 21
I keep wanting to click "like" on people's posts!  LOL!   ;D
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Thursday, June 14, 2012, 12:52pm; Reply: 22
Haha, me too!
Posted by: Kumar, Thursday, June 14, 2012, 1:05pm; Reply: 23
With all ten loops in my finger prints, I have assumed that I am prone to Alzheimers; and coincidently I enjoy coffee (it is good for me too) and hope this will help me in my years to come.
Posted by: SandrAruba, Sunday, June 17, 2012, 11:43pm; Reply: 24
My Mom's an A and she drinks lots of coffee. Does not help with the memory loss though. She can't remember 10 minutes in the past.
Posted by: Seraffa, Monday, June 18, 2012, 12:06am; Reply: 25
(((hugs))) Sandy. My mom always drank coffee all her life, type A, onset of dementia probably started 4 years ago while I was out of my home State.

I am an A nonnie and after SWAMI-ing, it specifically said NO coffee whatsoever for me with my "Ex-teach-orrior" makeup. Yet neutral COCOA is the staff of life for me!  ;D (drool) No upset tummy and no freaky nerves.
Posted by: Kumar, Friday, June 22, 2012, 12:32pm; Reply: 26
Coffee is one among ten factors affecting AD! Its contribution could be marginal.
Posted by: naturalmommy, Sunday, October 27, 2013, 10:04pm; Reply: 27
My grandmother passed away with AD. She was a type A. Coffee and unsweet tea were abundant at my mom's house as a child, so I think it's safe to say my grandmother had lots of caffeine.
Posted by: naturalmommy, Sunday, October 27, 2013, 10:07pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from Seraffa
No upset tummy and no freaky nerves.


As a type A, caffeine absolutely messes with my tummy and nerves, too! I feel much better without it, but I have an undeniable fondness for chocolate!
Posted by: Maria Giovanna, Monday, October 28, 2013, 12:56am; Reply: 29
I just avoid green tea and extrabitter chocolate in late evening or I am jttery in bed , tense, my body can't relax. 2 3 coffea a day and I am in danger, so usually no coffee, if not seldom one in the morning, or decaf for social events. I do not dare mate tea !!
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, October 28, 2013, 8:27am; Reply: 30
btw if we remember and watch out how often peeps use those capsules made from
aluminium, so far it's also known the correlation of that  metal and azh... so I'm still asking myselve how mad must we get driven by social roles... instead of
becomeing aware about those interactions ??)...(dizzy)(eek)(shrug)
Posted by: Averno, Monday, October 28, 2013, 12:52pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from Amazone I.
btw if we remember and watch out how often peeps use those capsules made from
aluminium, so far it's also known the correlation of that  metal and azh... so I'm still asking myselve how mad must we get driven by social roles... instead of
becomeing aware about those interactions ??)...(dizzy)(eek)(shrug)


Aluminum capsules? Are you refering to those perforated balls on a chain for steeping loose tea?

Posted by: Mrs T O+, Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 1:16pm; Reply: 32
I also cannot use caffiene. I assume there are other things that are good against AD.
I have heard that too much sugar contributes to it. Are there any stats of how much(general stats, of course)?
Posted by: Amazone I., Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 7:30pm; Reply: 33
complete of mine..are you refering to Nespresso tea's and café capsules  and other firms like Tschibo or whatever.... ??) all of those  are...(dizzy) when combined with hot H2O... :-/ :P

Btw... remember how much you're going to pay for such a capsule.. I counted that 500 grams of café are about 250 Swiss francs then...and normal café bought  openly is about 3.80 SFR.... :o :o :-/ ;D here also lays one of the *hitting points*...(whistle)(dizzy)(eek)
Posted by: yaeli, Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 6:36am; Reply: 34
D**n Nespresso coffee capsules!  :'( :'(
Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:08am; Reply: 35
micrograms taken every day by those capsules and other proviniences.. sooo yummy... btw therefore I justamente love our new health minister who ordered that all swiss peeps *must* get vaccinated... halleluja another source of heavy metals.... >:((mad)(oh) but be assured... I will not get vaccinated... not at all!!! Nor do I drink café ;) ;D...
Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 12:30pm; Reply: 36
Ahhhh..., those multi-flavored, pre-measured coffee "bullets" you plug into a special one-at-a-time coffee maker. Great marketing idea, overlooked consequences to public health.  :o  >:(  ::)

Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 6:08pm; Reply: 37
yeeehhhaaa... this was my very first entrance years ago.. Cocky always was shocked about this... but Averno--cherido-mio... you're soooo  :K )for yours instant   recognition better said insightfullness ??)... ...(clap)(dance)(ok)
Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 6:40pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from Amazone I.
yeeehhhaaa... this was my very first entrance years ago.. Cocky always was shocked about this... but Averno--cherido-mio... you're soooo  :K )for yours instant   recognition better said insightfullness ??)... ...(clap)(dance)(ok)


Thanks, but I googled it.  :D

Posted by: Amazone I., Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:47pm; Reply: 39
abd what's da result ??).......... :o ;D
Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 8:36pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from Amazone I.
abd what's da result ??).......... :o ;D


I meant that I Googled Nespresso.  I think your asking if I'd found any results of drinking from these aluminum things. At least, I think that's what your asking... I googled "abd what's da result?"  and got a Wikipedia entry for "ice cream headache".

So apparently, my translation resources are not that reliable.   (clown)

Posted by: Amazone I., Thursday, October 31, 2013, 6:26am; Reply: 41
;D ;D ;D ;D(hehe)(hehe)(funny)(evil)(grin)(ondrugs) :D :K)
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