Friday, February 27, 2015

Coffee and MS.

Consuming four cups of coffee a day linked to reduced risk of MS

  The good health news on coffee just keeps coming.

 A Swedish study say's that people who did not drink coffee in the year prior to MS symptoms were about 1.5 times more likely to develop MS, compared with those who consumed six or more cups of coffee each day.

 The researchers also identified a protective effect against MS among people who consumed large amounts of coffee at 5 and 10 years prior to onset of symptoms.

 In a US study, the team also found that people who did not drink coffee in the year prior to symptom onset were approximately 1.5 times more likely to develop MS, compared with those who consumed at least four cups of coffee a day.

  The team says the protective effect of coffee consumption against MS may be down to the main ingredient of the beverage - caffeine.