New US Study Shows Coffee Can Help Memory

The latest from Ingemar Ponrgatz’s blog:


Improved memory appears to be another benefit of the globally popular caffeinated beverage.

Coffee drinkers rejoice!  It seems as though every new study on the wildly popular caffeinated beverage that comes out reveals some new positive effect.

This time, a United States-based study showed that coffee can actually help improve memory. has all the details in this recent article.

The study, published in Nature Neuroscience was headed up by the University of California.  The experiment asked test subjects to identify photos of various objects and return the next day to see how many of the objects they remembered.  The first half of subjects were given 200 mg of caffeine, while the second half of subjects were given placebo.

When the subjects returned the day after the study to recount the images they saw, the group that received the caffeine pill remembered details far better than their non-caffeinated counterparts.

This new study comes in the wake of several other studies over the past few years which have made it more and more difficult to be a coffee detractor.  Recent studies have debunked the myth that coffee stunts growth in children, can act as an antioxidant, and may have a host of other health benefits.

via Ingemar Pongratz


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