Tuesday, February 2, 2010

good news for us coffee drinkers

article from

By Jennifer Warner
WebMD Health News

Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD

Jan. 27, 2010 -- A coffee break after an important meeting or class may be just the thing your brain needs to digest new information and improve memory.

A new study suggests that resting while awake aids in memory consolidation and improves memory recall, much like getting a good night's sleep has been shown to do.

"Taking a coffee break after class can actually help you retain that information you just learned," researcher Lila Davachi, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, says in a news release. "Your brain wants you to tune out other tasks so you can tune in to what you just learned."

there has been much controversy and change of opinion

over the risks and benefits of coffee consumption.

every few years another illness is associated with coffee.

compared to our former drink of choice, coffee is much

more helpful than harmful.

know of anyone crashing a car, fighting, missing work

or getting cirrhosis from too many cups of joe?

in the sports world, caffeine has long been considered

an ergogenic aid. athletes were found to be capable

of competing longer before exhaustion, and even

showed increased concentration.

my dad has consumed 6 to 8 cups a day since

the age of 20...he turns 88 this year!

it's been said "all it takes to have a meeting

is 2 people, a coffee pot, and a resentment."

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Shadow said...

oh hush up everyone. i gotta have something to drink, and if it's coffee, so be it...

Anonymous Mom said...

Good news indeed, I love my coffee and if it helps memory, I'll drink even more!

Choleesa said...

There is NOTHING wrong with coffee. Nothing I tell you, nothing.

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