Drinking coffee reduces the risk of contracting a disease called multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that attacks the central nervous system, it is based on a study released on Friday, February 27, 2015.
As reported by the Environmental News Network, these findings will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on April 18-25, 2015.
|A new study says that the coffee cuts Multiple Sclerosis risk. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1rYEnAP)|
"Caffeine intake has been associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's and our research shows that coffee consumption may also reduce the risk of Multiple Sclerosis, supporting the idea that the drug may have a protective effect on the brain," said the study author Ellen Mowry, MD, MCR, with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
The latest study involved 1,629 people with MS and 2,807 healthy people who living in Sweden, as well as 1,159 people with MS and 1,172 healthy people who living in the United States.
The study indicated coffee consumption among people with MS and 5 years before the symptoms of MS started (as well as 10 years before the symptoms of MS begins in the Swedish study) and compare it with the consumption of coffee people who do not have MS in the same time period.
The study also takes into account other factors such as age, sex, smoking, body mass index, and exposure to sunlight.
Swedish study found that compared with those who drank at least six cups of coffee per day for years before symptoms appear, those who do not drink coffee has about one and a half times increased risk of MS.
Drinking large amounts of coffee in 5 or 10 years before symptoms begin equally protective. "Caffeine should be studied for its impact on relapses and long-term disability in MS as well," concluded Mowry. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS NETWORK]
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