Caffeine Aids Golden Girls' Mental Health

By Janet Raloff, 15:57 PM April 15, 2008

Although wine may improve with age, the human body tends to falter during the so-called golden years. Among the most exasperating declines occur in memory and critical aspects of reasoning. However, downing plenty of caffeine-rich coffee—or tea—may offer one low-cost solution for keeping aging wits sharp, a French study finds. The rub: This strategy appears to benefit only women.

Karen Ritchie of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (abbreviated in French as INSERM) in...

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