Do you know that drinking 6 cups of coffee a day may cut multiple sclerosis risk?
A study conducted by researchers from University of California and published online at the journal of Neurosurgery,Neurology and psychiatry found out the excessive drinking of coffee can help lower the risk multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune condition that usually affects the nerve cells.
The finding which actually add to the growing evidence of the benefits of drinking coffer showed that people who take a lot of coffee everyday reduce their chances of getting multiple sclerosis attacks.
The research based their study on two target population.
The information was then used to estimate the effects of coffee consumption during multiple sclerosis in those people suffering from this condition compared to those who are healthy.
The study which was conducted both in Sweden and the US compared 1620 adult suffering from multiple sclerosis with 2788 healthy subject of the same age and in both experiment, both subjects were questioned about their daily intake of coffee.
The study also estimated effects of coffee consumption before and after the start of multiple sclerosis in those people who were affected by the disease and compared the results with those who are healthy.
The study concluded that the risk is much higher to those who drink fewer cups.
The study also took into account influential factors such as smoking which is a major cause of multiple sclerosis.
Protective effects of caffeine
Caffeine which is a major component in coffee is said to have protective effects against neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson, Alzheimer and sclerosis.
Caffeine is actually a central nervous stimulant and has neuroprotective properties that can help to lower the production of chemicals that causes inflammation that results to multiple sclerosis.
This condition is a very serious illness that usually affects the nerve cells of the brain and the spine, a factor that makes it difficult for a person to see, move or speak.
The study has been received well by many but it is also shocking to others who did not thought that coffee can be that important.
The study recommended that the public (both those who are suffering from multiple sclerosis and the healthy population) to drink a lot of coffee.