Add Avoidance of MS to the List of Potential Benefits of Coffee

Drinking 6 or more cups of coffee per day has been associated with a reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). 

In a paper published on March 3rd in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, two studies -in California and Sweden reported that people who drank six or more cups of coffee had a significantly reduced risk of developing MS.  In the California study, there was a 31% reduced risk; in the Swedish study, similar findings at a 30% reduced risk.  

While the study did not for certain indicate it was some aspect of the coffee other than caffeine, or the caffeine itself, the study is another in the long list of studies which indicate that coffee is good for you.  Other than MS, there is reduced risk of Parkinson's Disease, stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, and many more.


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