Caffeine may boost your memory
Numerous studies have suggested that caffeine has many health benefits. A new research study published in the journal Nature neuroscience suggests that a dose of caffeine after a learning session may help to boost long-term memory.
The researchers remain uncertain about how caffeine may influence memory, but they speculate that it could interfere with hormones related to memory making. The study needs to be duplicated before any solid conclusions can be made, but it’s not the first to find benefits in caffeine intake. In fact, similar findings were made in a population of honeybees. Bees that were trained to visit flowers with traces of caffeine returned to those specific flowers three times more often than bees visiting non-caffeinated flowers, which leads researchers to believe that the caffeine played a role in improving recall.
Potential benefits and risks of caffeine consumption
The main sources of caffeine compound are coffee, tea and soft drinks. Many studies have suggested that caffeine offers health benefits, such as reducing the risk of liver disease or the suicide risk.
However other studies suggest that the stimulant is able to disrupt sleep patterns hours after consuming it, and that caffeine from energy drinks may alter heart function....