Coffee may not help relieve Parkinson's symptoms

Coffee may not help relieve Parkinson

Caffeine may not be helpful in improving mobility in people with Parkinson's disease, a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement -- finds a study that challenges a previously known theory.

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According to research:

  • According to a previous research,drinking three cups of coffee per day showed possible improvement in movement symptoms for the people with the disease that also includes tremors.
  • Our finding revealed that caffeine cannot be recommended as therapy for movement symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

For the study:

  • For the study the team involved people with an average age of 62 who had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease for an average of four years.
  • While some were given a 200-milligram capsule of caffeine twice daily, once in the morning and once after lunch.
  • The equivalent of three cups of coffee per day, the other half were given placebo capsules.
  • There was no improvement in movement symptoms for the people who had taken the caffeine capsules.
  • Compared to those who took the placebo capsules.
  • There was also no difference in quality of life, the researchers said.
  • Caffeine, which is so safe and inexpensive, has been linked to a reduced risk of developing Parkinson's,Researchers said.
  • So it was exciting to think that it could possibly help people who already have the disease.

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