6 cups of coffee a day are enough to damage your brain in a way you can't imagine

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Consuming too much coffee has negative effects on our brain: it reduces its volume and facilitates the onset of serious diseases

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Consuming too much coffee every day has negative effects on our brain: it can reduce its volume and facilitate the onset of serious diseases such as stroke and dementia. 

Un coffee in the morning it can give us that boost we need to start the day with more determination. But be careful not to abuse it: too much coffee can have negative impacts on the brain, according to this recent study. A recent study conducted byUniversity of South Australia shows that excessive consumption of coffee increases the risk of dementia and at the same time causes a decrease in the total volume of the brain.

Coffee is perhaps the most popular drink in the world, which is why understanding the potential implications of its consumption on our health is so important - explains the researcher. Kitty Pham, author of the study. This is the most important study to date linking coffee, brain volume, dementia risk, and stroke risk. Taking other factors into account, we found that high coffee consumption is significantly associated with decreased brain volume: in practice, drinking more than six cups a day would increase the risk of brain problems such as dementia or stroke.

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La dementia afflicts about 50 million people around the world, affecting their ability to think, memory, impacting behavior and the ability to carry out daily activities. It is a degenerative condition of the brain that can even lead to death. L'ictus, on the other hand, it implies an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain which suffers from lack of oxygen: this leads to serious brain damage and loss of organ function. Strokes are also very common - as many as one in four people over the age of 25 have suffered a stroke.

The researchers point out that it is still unclear what the exact mechanism by which excessive amounts of caffeine in the blood could impact brain health is still unclear, and further studies will be needed. We certainly shouldn't stop drinking coffee altogether: the moderation is the key to stay healthy. It is also important to stay well hydrated, even when drinking coffee: this is why it is good to drink a glass of water with coffee.

Fonte: Nutritional Neuroscience

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