Drinking 5 cups of coffee a day could reverese the memory problems of Alzheimer's disease, making coffee a unique (or maybe not so unique) medicine.
Scientists proved it on mice, anyway. They found that caffeine reduced the production of those plaques that clog up the brain when you have that disease.
BBC News quotes researcher Dr Gary Arendash as saying that his research provides "evidence that caffeine could be a viable 'treatment' for established Alzheimer's disease and not simply a protective strategy."
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