"Coffee may heighten Alzheimer's symptoms." That's the scary headline of a recent McKnight's article, and I suspect the readership needle on the web traffic meter is jumping wildly and in the red.
It's not just cancer that could be lurking in your morning cup o' Joe. Researchers in Spain have linked prolonged exposure to caffeine to worsening Alzheimer's symptoms, at least in mice.
Despite the economy, the price of gas and what is going on in Syria, it's all good news for me.
My initial plan was to get up early to write this column. Refreshed and invigorated by a good night's sleep, I would leap out of bed with synapses alert and firing, and my inspired mind would cut through the task at hand like a freshly sharpened chain saw. And this time I would do it alone. Without coffee. Just to prove I could.
A new study on coffee drinking habits and results should give nurses plenty of reasons to smile. I can back up the results personally.
So it's 4 a.m. and I'm still up finishing a project and jonesing for a cup of my favorite brand of coffee, NuJava. Yes, I am a coffee snob, because I like my coffee like I like my men ... straight! (And hot and strong and full bodied ... and where was I going with this? Sorry, I digressed!)