Monday, January 26, 2009

Your Brain on Drugs

Some good news in Friday's New York Times.

"A team of Swedish and Danish researchers tracked coffee consumption in a group of 1,409 middle-age men and women for an average of 21 years...scientists found that the subjects who had reported drinking three to five cups of coffee daily were 65 percent less likely to have developed dementia, compared with those who drank two cups or less."

This may not be news to those who are familiar with the last words of philosopher Bertrand Russell, who died with his mind intact at the grand age of 98. "Life is just one cup of coffee after another, and don't look for anything else."

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