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Jolt of caffeine, better memory?

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Fox 9 medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou explains why caffeine may improve your memory for up to 24 hours after ingesting, according to a recent study at John Hopkins University.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University tested 150 subjects who did not regularly drink or eat caffeinated products and showed them pictures of everyday objects. Half of the group got a 200 milligram jolt of caffeine, the other half didn't, and the next day, they were asked to recall details in the photos they'd seen. In the 24-hour time frame, researchers found that more subjects that were caffeinated were better able to distinguish differences between the photos, as some of the next-day photos were similar, but not the same.

"More members of the caffeine group were able to correctly identify the new images as "similar" to previously viewed images rather than erroneously citing them as the same," a news release from the University said.

Read more about the study: http://hub.jhu.edu/2014/01/12/caffeine-enhances-memory

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