1. A documented 33% dementia chance post-stroke from an Australian study? May 2012.
2. Then this study came out and seems to have a range from 17-66%. December 2013.
3. A 20% chance in this research. July 2013.
If you have anything close to a decent doctor a protocol will already be in place to prevent this from occurring.
The enzyme, called NMNAT2, was discovered by researchers at Indiana University, and it reduces the damage caused by harmful proteins in the brain.
"This work could help advance efforts to develop drugs that increase levels of this enzyme in the brain, creating a chemical 'blockade' against the debilitating effects of neurodegenerative disorders," said study leader Hui-Chen Lu.
Misfolded proteins have been linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, as well as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of these disorders, affects over 5.4 million Americans, and numbers are expected to rise as the population ages.
When researchers gave caffeine to mice modified to produce lower levels of NMNAT2, they began to produce the same levels of the enzyme as normal mice.
Another compound found to increase NMNAT2 production in the brain was rolipram, an "orphaned drug" whose development as an antidepressant was discontinued in the mid-1990s.
Ziprasidone, cantharidin, wortmannin and retinoic acid were all found to increase the production of NMNAT2 in the brain as well as 13 additional compounds.
According to a study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, drinking caffeinated coffee on a regular basis may prevent a recurrence of colon cancer, and improve chances of a cure. Patients who had been treated with both surgery and chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer and drank four or more cups of coffee daily had a 42 percent lower risk of having their cancer return than patients who didn't drink coffee.
And a recent study from Stanford University School of Medicine found that coffee tamps down the type of age-related inflammation that triggers heart disease in older people.
Coffee can even help stop you from regaining lost weight. Scientists at Germany's Hannover Medical School found that dieters who lost the most weight — and kept it off — also drank the most coffee.