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    Coffee may slow memory declines in women

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi all,
    Well here is my first "new topic" *:)
    I read this on Sydney Morning Herald website today, thought CSers should be immediately informed.

    "Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day helped protect older women against some age-related memory decline, French researchers said, giving women more reason to love the worlds most popular stimulant.

    Men did not enjoy the same benefit, they said. *:(

    "The more coffee one drank, the better the effects seemed to be on (womens) memory functioning in particular," said Karen Ritchie at the French National Institute of Medical Research, whose work appears in the journal, Neurology.
    The researchers followed more than 7,000 men and women in three French cities, checking their health and mental function and asking them about their current and past eating and drinking habits, their friends, and their daily activities.

    They used this information to sort out the specific role caffeine played in these womens lives.
    They found women who drank more than three cups of coffee per day, or its caffeine equivalent in tea, retained more of their verbal and - to a lesser extent - visual memories over four years. *The odds of these women having verbal memory declines was 33 per cent less, and visual and spatial memory declines 18 per cent less, than women who drank one cup or fewer per day.

    The effect also depended on age, with women over 80 reaping more benefits from these beverages than those who were 10 to 15 years younger, Ritchies team wrote. It was unclear whether current or former coffee consumption made the difference.

    Some studies in mice have suggested that caffeine might block the build up of proteins that lead to mental decline. *Ritchie is not sure why only women benefited in her study. *"Our best guess is that women dont metabolise coffee in the same way (as men)," she said in a telephone interview.

    Ritchie plans to follow the women longer to see if caffeine delays the onset of dementia - the mental confusion that signals Alzheimers disease and other brain disorders. She said people should weigh any brain gains derived from caffeine against other effects of the stimulant, including raised blood pressure.

    The average American drinks one to two cups of (really bad ;D) coffee a day, according to the National Coffee Association."


    The link to the article is http://www.smh.com.au/news/World/Coffee-may-slow-memory-declines-in-women/2007/08/07/1186252676971.html

    Cheers

    Marty

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    Re: Coffee may slow memory declines in women

    So as well as brushing up my skills as a cruciverbalist I should drink heaps of coffee doing it. Sounds good to me.

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    Re: Coffee may slow memory declines in women

    Well if this is true, it certainly hasnt worked for me. ;D

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    Works for my wife (and Im guessing most of the mens wives on the board) she doesnt forget anything I do wrong.

    Running away now .................................................. ..........................

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    Hmmmm......... three cups of coffee as a memory enhancer eh.

    (Thinks)......wonder if the frenchies tried a cattle prod??



    Nah, just kidding girls! ;)

    (Thinks)......did I get away with that? OOOOWWWW!!! :o......No, no, not you dear!!! And, besides darling, we dont own a cattle prod!:-X




    anon. ;D ;D ;D


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    Re: Coffee may slow memory declines in women

    youll keep.... [smiley=evil.gif]


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    Re: Coffee may slow memory declines in women

    Well after reading the study, I ... I ahh ... sorry Ive forgotten what I wanted to say :-?

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    Hey GrindOn,

    Take a course of HRT, three coffees and Im sure youll remember it! :P




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    Hormone Replacement Therapy b4b? If it involves jabbing my thigh with a foot long syringe, then I might just stick to the 3 coffees thanks mate.

    Have you tried HRT for ya-self, & if so did you have qualms with the sudden man-boobs & quiver in your voice pitch?

    mmm ...

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    well if having lots of coffee in guys doesnt help with early dementia then Im screwed. Better tattoo my name on my hand so I remember who I am.
    She who has great ideas on the other hand forgets more then me, or is it she just forgets about the things I do... Like bringing more machines home to play with.. Either way its a win win for me :D

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    Re: Coffee may slow memory declines in women

    Men do not need good memory. When we forget where the car keys/socks/spanner/widgit is, we ask a woman.

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    Re: Coffee may slow memory declines in women

    Quote Originally Posted by robusto link=1186454954/0#10 date=1192951008
    Men do not need good memory. When we forget where the car keys/socks/spanner/widgit *is, we ask a woman.
    mmm, men do not need good memory, they just need a good woman.... QED

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    Re: Coffee may slow memory declines in women

    or perhaps men need memorable women?!

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    Precisely, Lizzi, precisely. Women have greater memory, they file things into memory much more ably then men, and of course, unlike men they can multi-task.

    (Mmm. Computers do all that. I wonder.....)


    In my case, multi-tasking means making the coffee while burning the toast.


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    Re: Coffee may slow memory declines in women

    snap Robusto! Try buttering the toast simultaneously!

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    To do that I would have to burn the coffee instead.

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    Re: Coffee may slow memory declines in women

    Quote Originally Posted by GrindOnDemand link=1186454954/0#14 date=1192970811
    snap Robusto! Try buttering the toast simultaneously!
    While burning it ...yyyouch

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    Re: Coffee may slow memory declines in women

    its funny you should say that b/c I used to have trouble remembering things but now i...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robusto link=1186454954/0#13 date=1192968510
    Women have greater memory, they file things into memory much more ably then men, and of course, unlike men they can multi-task. *
    *Its likely to be this way because women file things AWAY,..back to the drawer, cupboard, garage etc, and of course remember doing it, so they know where everything is. Now men (not all men of course) on the other hand, need to have *great memories. They do create this themselves though as they need to cover the unusual/bizarre disappearance of their belongings. *

    They need to remember they left the (now rusty)hammer in the garden out near the back fence three weeks ago when the hammered the palings back on,.. or left the family room TV remote on the shelf of their wardrobe a few nights ago because they discovered it was too difficult to disrobe for bed with the remote still in their hand. They need also to remember that they often leave their wallets in the drawer of their desk at work which makes it impossible to get petrol on the way home from work and impossible to get home at all in a car without petrol.

    Yes women have the added benefit of being able to multi-task,.. we can pick up our own stuff to put away at the same time we pick up everyone elses stuff phrrrrrt!. But women are not perfect, despite what every man knows ;),..and often miss things like the hammer down the back of the yard, or the TV remote under a pile of socks in the wardrobe.

    Its tough for men... you see,.. its not that women have better memories, its just that men have to remember all these extra things that women dont , and it has to be confusing for them not to find their tools still sitting on the seat of the lounge where they left them a week ago. *snort* * ;)



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