Geriatrician Runikhina: coffee protects the elderly from cancer and Alzheimer’s, neurologist Alyokhina named the optimal daily intake

Geriatrician Runikhina: coffee protects the elderly from cancer and Alzheimer's, neurologist Alekhina named the optimal daily norm

Coffee helps in the prevention of cancer and Alzheimer's. The chief geriatrician of the Moscow Department of Health, Nadezhda Runikhina, told Moscow 24 about this.

“There are no significant restrictions on coffee for older people. They can consume one or two servings daily,” the specialist noted .
This drink itself has a lot of beneficial properties.

“Coffee improves cognitive function. The caffeine it contains prevents the development of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Also, some studies show that this drink reduces the risk of a number of malignant tumors.”
In some cases, after drinking coffee in older people, most often in women, Tachycardia, restlessness, muscle tremors and dizziness may occur. This is due to the dose of caffeine being too large for a particular organism. If you feel unwell, the amount of drink consumed should be reduced, says the expert.

“Some studies do show that moderate coffee consumption can help improve cognitive functions such as concentration, attention and memory in older people,” says neurologist Alexandra Alekhina specifically for MedicForum.

Other beneficial properties of coffee for the elderly

  • Maintaining energy and vigor: moderate consumption Coffee can help older adults stay alert and energetic due to the stimulating effects of caffeine.
  • Reduces the risk of developing certain diseases:Some studies have linked drinking coffee to a reduced risk of developing various diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which often become more common with age.
  • Social and psychological aspects: caffeine can be a socially active part of the day for older people, providing them with the opportunity to meet friends or family in a cafe or at home for a cup of coffee.

However, it is worth remembering that drinking coffee may not be suitable for some older people due to their individual health conditions or the medications they are taking. It is important to discuss coffee consumption with a doctor, especially if a person has a serious medical condition or is taking medications that may interact with caffeine.

Daily coffee intake for seniors can be individual and depends on various factors, such as overall health , sensitivity to caffeine, the presence of other diseases and medications taken.

“Most studies show that moderate coffee consumption, usually defined as 3-4 cups per day, can be safe for most older adults,” says Alekhina.

Previously MedicForum wrote about the reasons for waking up at night.

Important! Information provided for reference purposes only. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.