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Friday, January 16, 2009

Daily Alzheimer's Prevention

I'm a coffee addict. Even when I wasn't consuming daily caffeine, I still had my daily cup of decaf coffee. There's something just so wonderful about a good cup of coffee.

Most of my dancer friends refer to ibuprofen as Vitamin I. It's always the first thing I have to restock in the Things Box at Fezziwigs. I turn to ibuprofen whenever I have cramps or injure myself. It always treats me right.

So years ago, a study came out linking ibuprofen use with decreased liklihood of Alzheimer's. This made me feel a bit less bad about all the ibuprofen I was consuming at the time to manage my ankle injury. Another study confirming that came out earlier this year. Today, I bumble onto news that coffee consumption is also linked to a reduced incidence of Alzheimer's and dementia.

So let me get this straight - these two things in my life that are often denigrated as bad habits or bad for me may actually help me keep my mind in my old age? I'll drink to that! Mmmm... that's good joe.

(I know, I know, ulcers, acid, stains on teeth, blah blah blah. Just let me enjoy my damned cup of coffee alright?)


  • Red wine: Check.
    Dark chocolate: Check.
    Low dose caffeine: Check.

    I still enjoy coffee but keep trying to stick with green tea which is also high in antioxidants.

    I approve of science that supports my personal lifestyle preferences.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 2:21 PM  

  • oh, dancing is ALSO linked to reduced Alzheimer's. just so you know

    By Blogger brookswift, at 10:52 AM  

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