Health and wellness news: good news for coffee lovers and runners

Health and wellness news: good news for coffee lovers and runners

Health and wellness news:  good news for coffee lovers, continued, A Weapon Against Dementia in Your Coffee Pot (PsychiatricTimes.com, 4-6-17)  reports on recent research that finds caffeine to have significant protective properties for dementia.  It boosts the production of a protective enzyme that – at least in rats – is protective for Alzheimer, Parkinson and Huntington diseases. The optimal dose has not yet been determined.  And, An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life (New York Times, 4-12-17) builds on previous research that found that running, or jogging, no matter what the pace, reduced risk of premature death by 40%.  The current study concluded that, “hour for hour, running statistically returns more time to people’s lives than it consumes” and “an hour of running statistically legthens life expectancy by 7 hours.”

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