It only makes you THINK you’re sober! – People who drink on New Year’s Eve should know that coffee won’t sober them up, but it MAY make it harder for people to realize they’re drunk. And popular caffeinated “alcohol-energy” drinks don’t neutralize alcohol intoxication either.
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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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Given up pot? Try a pot of coffee!

People who drink too much coffee may start hallucinating. This was discovered by researchers who found that people who drank more than 7 cups a day were more likely to see ghosts and hear strange voices, etc. However, they say that hearing voices is not, by itself, a sign of mental illness (3% of people claim to do this).

BBC News quotes psychologist Simon Jones as saying, “This is the first step toward looking at the wider factors associated with hallucinations?”Even if caffeine were responsible for hallucinations in some way, the part it plays would be small compared to other factors in life.”
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After they compete, Olympic athletes should have…a cup of coffee!

Recipe to recover more quickly from exercise: Finish workout, eat pasta, and wash down with five or six cups of strong coffee. Glycogen, the muscle’s primary fuel source during exercise, is replenished more rapidly when athletes ingest both carbohydrate and caffeine following exhaustive exercise. Athletes who ingested caffeine with carbohydrate had 66% more glycogen in their muscles four hours after finishing intense exercise, compared to when they consumed carbohydrates alone.
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