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Improved circulation: In a Japanese experiment "those who downed 'regular' (caffeinated) coffee experienced a 30% increase in blood flow over a 75-minute period, compared to those who drank the 'unleaded' (decaf) version."
Less pain: University of Illinois research showed that drinking coffee "before a 30-minute bout of high-intensity exercise reduced perceived muscle pain."
Better memory: in memory tests Johns Hopkins scientists showed that "the caffeinated group scored significantly better."
Muscle preservation: Coventry University animal studies demonstrated that "caffeine helped offset the loss of muscle strength that occurs with aging."
Coffee-drinking is one area in which political partisans of all stripes, I suspect, will be happy to declare that the science is settled.