Coffee Improves Women’s Mental Health
Good news! Woman over the age of 65 are given a memory boost, those who drink three or more cups of coffee or tea a day. A study was conducted that has proven to improve the mental capacity for older women.
The caffeine found in coffee appears to increase mental function in women over the age of 65. The French National Institute for Health and Medical Research conducted this study to determine the effects of caffeine on men and women’s bodies. Throughout this four-year study they tested approximately 7,000 men and women over the age of 65. Each individual was checked for any variables that might distort the study before beginning the process. Keep in mind, this study measured the effects of caffeine so this is for coffee AND tea!
The study was conducted on both men and women, interestingly; there were only positive results for women. The male test results did not show any evidence of improvement to their memory (bummer!). Researchers agree that these results indicate the sensitivity women alone share towards caffeine. The conclusion of the study showed that caffeine is said to be a psycho-stimulant, which alters women’s cognitive capacity.
Women who had reported drinking three cups prior to the study showed only slightly better results after the study. Furthermore, women around the age of 80 showed they were 70% less likely to have cognitively declined.
So drink up and stay mentally sharp, well…for women at least!Tags: french national institute, psycho stimulant