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Coffee Decreasing Risk of Depression

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drinking a cup of coffee a day have decreased risk of developing depression

Exciting news that has everyone a buzz today is from a recently published study that claims women who drink two or more cups of coffee a day have decreased risk of developing depression. It’s believed that the caffeine is the ingredient that causes adjustments in brain’s chemistry.

BBC News reported:

Prof Bertil Fredholm, an expert in pharmacology and physiology at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, said the findings were reassuring for coffee-lovers.

“This fits nicely with a lot of the previous work and what we know about caffeine and the brain. It blocks adenosine, which produces a similar effect to increasing dopamine production. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that the dopamine-rich areas of the brain are much more important in depression that previously thought.

“Despite valiant efforts to show how dangerous coffee is for us, it is not proving so.

“This removes yet another anxiety regarding caffeine use. Drunk in moderation, the evidence is strong that it is not one of the things we do that is going to damage your health.”

 

Scientist says that it is still too soon to recommend women to drink more coffee to boost their mood. Sorry to get your hopes up coffee enthusiast but being a coffee enthusiast myself, I will make sure to keep you updated on the topic.

 

Further Findings on this topic from:

BBC News
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One Comment

  1. Brooke says:

    Not sure I believe that completely. I know plenty of people that drink coffee and still fight depression. I would think the caffeine would help give someone who is depressed a little more energy to function but once it wears off the lack of energy and depression start setting back in.

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