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Coffee may worsen Alzheimer’s symptoms

April 5, 2018

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In a study of mice with Alzheimer’s, researchers found that prolonged exposure to caffeine was linked to increases in behavioral symptoms of the disease, such as anxiety.

Lead researcher Dr. Lydia Giménez-Llort — from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain — and colleagues recently reported their results in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology.

Around 5.7 million adults in the United States live with Alzheimer’s disease, and every 65 seconds, one more person in the country develops the condition.

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