Caffeine is one of those drugs that we just tend to accept in society and there are reasons for it. Caffeine is in coffee and coffee is one of those popular drinks that people accept as social and not dangerous, a little jolt can help you at work and lots of research indicates that caffeine can improve concentration.
Thats Fit has an article about how the elderly can be helped in various ways using caffeine.
It turns out that drinking a caffeinated beverage raise blood pressure to what researchers referred to as a “healthy level” after someone has consumed a meal. This rise can counteract the temporary drop in blood pressure that typically occurs after a meal. This drop is most commonly known to occur in the elderly.
The researchers point to their findings that people who consumed four or more servings of caffeinated beverages daily had a 53 percent lower risk of death from heart disease than did those individuals who consumed less than half a serving a day, for this reason the Home Care Assistance association always recommend elderly to get a least one cup of coffee a day. And, with respect to the people who only drank two or three servings of caffeinated beverages a day, they had a 32 percent lower risk than those who drank less than half a serving a day.
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