Caffeine is the worlds most consumed psychoactive substance which includes coffee, cola or an energy drink. However, researchers found that regular consumption of coffee can change the gray matter region of the brain.
"The changes in brain morphology seem to be temporary, but systematic comparisons between coffee drinkers and those who usually consume little or no caffeine have so far been lacking," says Dr. Carolin Reichert.
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"Our results do not necessarily mean that caffeine consumption has a negative impact on the brain," emphasizes Reichert. "But daily caffeine consumption evidently affects our cognitive hardware, which in itself should give rise to further studies." She adds that in the past, the health effects of caffeine have been investigated primarily in patients, but there is also a need for research on healthy subjects.
Source: Science Daily