Are you a fair trade, organic, shade grown coffee addict like me? I like to start each morning with three cups of the caffeinated brew — and apparently, that addiction’s actually healthy. Psychology Today reports on a new study published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease :

MRI brain scans revealed that women who drank three cups of coffee per day (or 6 cups of tea) had lost less brain tissue called white matter than those who drank less. White matter, like buried phone lines, is a tangled mass of fiber-like connections deep in the brain that connect neurons in the surface layers into functional circuits.
Drink less than three cups? No white matter benefits for you. Male? None for you either. But I’m gloating in a caffeinated buzz — even if my habit means I always have to pee often in the morning…. I just hope the coffee counteracts any white matter damage done by organic wines drunk in the evenings before. (via Lifehacker)

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Good news for women coffee drinkers
Women who drink 3 cups of coffee a day may caffeinate away some effects of aging on the brain.