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A reduced intake of caffeine is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s. Researchers have found that caffeine seems to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in mice genetically engineered to be susceptible to the disease.
No clinical trials have been conducted to clarify the role of caffeine in preventing or treating Alzheimer’s in humans. Consuming large amounts of caffeine, whether from coffee or other sources such as tea, soda or energy drinks, may cause restlessness, anxiety and insomnia [see green tea].