Monday, January 26, 2009

The wonder drug

Not long ago, we got to highlight an article about coffee, and how people that drank more of the wonderful stuff were more likely to "suffer" from hallucinations and paranormal experiences. Right, because anyone really suffers from those things (we kid, we kid). Anyways, it turns out that coffee has more to it than just granting the ability to see things.

It could also keep you from suffering from dementia.

While these two effects may not go hand-in-hand with each other, it does give some new hope to people who regularly take in the black gold of the coffee bean. Sure, with enough of it, you might start seeing ghosts wandering around your house, but you'll also be comforted to know that you're much less likely to develop Alzheimer's. You're also less likely to develop diabetes.

The study mainly focused on people that drank between 3 and 5 cups per day, noting that, while there were people in the study who drank more than that, the number was statistically irrelevant. Well, darn it, we take offense to that. Why exclude OUR people from such a study? Sure, your research shows that they may be even less likely, but you're cutting out an important part of your findings by eliminating that particular group.

Besides, it's good to know how many college students are prime candidates for dementia later in life. It would certainly explain some research subjects.

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