Coffee and Parkinson's


Caffeine lowers risk of Parkinson’s


There is a well-established link between caffeine, usually in the form of coffee drinking, and a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s. 

In 2012, Canadian researchers brought some welcom news for people with Parkinson's: caffeine may ease symptoms of Parkinson's. But five years on, the research team has revealed that the coffee compound may not be so beneficial after all.

Their latest study looked at the longer-term effects of caffeine supplementation, but it was unable to find any benefits for people with Parkinson's.

More evidence from larger clinical trials is needed, but the current evidence indicates that for people with Parkinson's, that coffee is unlikely to offer any benefits for movement. 


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