Friday, February 27, 2015
Coffee Lessen the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
Here's another reason to enjoy your cup of coffee, researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine conduct a study about coffee consumption effects to MS risk. According to the study, consuming four or more cups of coffee per day may reduce your risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS).
They conducted the study since caffeine in coffee has been linked with a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, they speculate that it may also be true for other neurological disorders like MS.
They will be presenting the their study at the 67th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Washington, D.C., that will be held on April 18 to 25, 2015.
Dr. Ellen Mowry, assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University let the team which examine two studies, from Sweden and another from the United States. Included in both study are people with MS and people without MS.
The study from Sweden is composed of 1,629 people with MS and 2,807 those without MS. While the U.S. counterpart is composed of 1,159 people with MS and 1,172 without.
The results of the study from Sweden, the people who didn't consume coffee had 1 and a half times increased risk of developing MS compared to people who regularly drinks coffee of at least 6 cups a day during the year before symptoms appeared. Drinking large amounts of coffee 5 or 10 years before symptoms started was similarly protective.
while in the US study, those who don't drink coffee were also about 1 and a half times more likely to develop MS compared to those who drink four or more cups of coffee a day in the year before symptoms started to develop MS.
You can view the study here