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Sat Oct 22, 2016, 04:57 PM

Daily Cup of Coffe could keep you from going BLIND

http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/723894/cup-coffee-help-protect-you-going-blind-Mediterranean-diet
Could a cup of COFFEE help protect you from going BLIND?
Scientists have discovered that a daily espresso, teamed with a healthy diet rich in fruit and vegetables, has a protective effect on the eyes.

They found that coffee consumption can help ward off age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in the elderly.

The debilitating condition already affects 600,000 people in Britain and is set to increase significantly in the next few years as people live longer.

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Reply Daily Cup of Coffe could keep you from going BLIND (Original post)
Da Mannn Oct 2016 OP
Gamle-ged Oct 2016 #1
FORD Oct 2016 #3
Muddling Through Oct 2016 #6
FORD Oct 2016 #7
Currentsitguy Nov 2016 #8
FORD Oct 2016 #2
Currentsitguy Nov 2016 #9
Argentina Oct 2016 #4
PrimeCustodian Oct 2016 #5

Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 05:16 PM

1. Additionally, caffeine may counteract cognitive decline

Drinking coffee could help to prevent the neural degeneration associated with brain disorders and aging, scientists say. 

A new gamut of research is making the case that caffeine, a drug known for its short-term boost to mental functioning, could have therapeutic value for the preventative care of illnesses, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.  

Regular consumption of caffeine over the long-term has been linked to lower incidences of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's disease in humans and lesser memory dysfunction and neurodegeration in animals, write neuroscientists Alexandre de Mendonça of the University of Lisbon and Rodrigo A. Cunha of the University of Coimbra, both in Portugal, in this month's issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Research.

http://www.livescience.com/6520-caffeine-counteract-cognitive-decline.html

I intend to be a bright - eyed smart ass well beyond age 100...



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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 05:48 PM

3. Wait, what??

 

Regular consumption of caffeine over the long-term has been linked to lower incidences of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's disease in humans and lesser memory dysfunction and neurodegeration in animals


And which animals are regular consumers of caffeine? Is this how cats can stay awake all night??

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Response to FORD (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 07:49 PM

6. Well,

I cannot be certain, but some mornings I come into the kitchen and there's grounds on the counter and the feline is looking "alert".

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 07:58 PM

7. Consider yourself lucky

 

I'm at a friend's house this weekend and saw one of their cats humping a pillow! I've seen dogs do this sort of thing but never realized that cats would use inanimate objects. And even more surprising since the cat has been snipped for quite a while now, and shouldn't be horny at all, the perverted little bastard!

I think watching all the Trump "pussy" talk on TV warped his poor little mind.

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Response to FORD (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 06:31 PM

8. We have to keep one of our cats away from cups of coffee.

Left to his own devices he'd drink the whole cup.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 05:45 PM

2. Best way to test this study is compare the blindness numbers in Utah

 

Mormons think it's a sin to drink caffeine, so it would be interesting to see if they have a higher level of age-related blindness, as life long coffee avoiders.

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Response to FORD (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 7, 2016, 06:32 PM

9. You'd still have to control.

I read recently Mormons are no more likely to be practicing and observant than any other group in America that is a member of a mainstream religion.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 06:08 PM

4. I don't like coffee, but I do drink Mountain Dew which contains caffeine. I wonder if one would get

similar benefits from Mountain Dew to those they'd get from coffee.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Sat Oct 22, 2016, 06:24 PM

5. Ooooh say what there mister..............what's that about going BLIND!

I thought it was what some kids did with his dad's private collection which could lead to BLINDNESS, but 'coffee'?

I am at three cups/day and I'm still able to see where I am going; I also juice-up half of dozen carrots mixed with spinach and one apple every other day.

Just saying ...

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