Drinking coffee can change the structure of your BRAIN: Regular caffeine consumption reduces the volume of grey matter – but 10 days without lattes reverses the effect


Regular caffeine intake reduces the volume of grey matter in the brain, suggesting coffee intake could impair out information processing ability, a new study shows.

Swiss researchers gave volunteers three 150 mg servings of caffeine a day for 10 days – a caffeine intake equating to about four or five small cups of brewed coffee a day, or seven single espressos.

They found a reduction in grey matter, which is mostly found on the outer-most layer of the brain, or cortex, and serves to process information.

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