Austrian study finds caffeine helps memory

Published 8:10 am Monday, December 5, 2005

By Staff
A team of Austrian researchers using brain technology discovers caffeine makes people more alert by perking up part of the brain involved in short-term memory - the kind that helps focus attention on tasks at hand, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Americans' average daily consumption of 236 million milligrams ranks us as the planet's pre-eminent caffiends.
That's equal to 4.5 cups of coffee - three times the world average.
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