Does Coffee Reduce The Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis?

Coffee and multiple Sclerosis
Coffee may protect us against developing MS.

Studies have shown that caffeine intake leads to reduced risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and a new study shows that it may also protect against developing Multiple Sclerosis. There were 2 groups of patients. The Swedish study found that people who did not drink at least 6 cups of coffee per day for at least 1 year up to 10 years before symptoms had a 1-1/2 times increased risk of developing MS. In the U.S. group, 4 or more cups of coffee showed an effect. Further studies on the impact of caffeine on relapses and long-term disability in patients with established MS will likely be done.

This was presented at the American Academy of Neurology 67th Annual Meeting.

Jack Florin, MD
Neurologist

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