Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases, and since there is currently no cure, prevention is key. Parkinson’s disease is caused from the loss of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain, and studies show that those who regularly consume coffee have their risk of developing Parkinson’s significantly reduced with reduction levels ranging from 30% to 60% depending on other factors.
It’s been widely reported that just one cup a day can decrease your risk by 31%, while also inhibiting use of other substances like alcohol and tobacco can lower the risk to 58% for men and women. Other studies have found that drinking 5 cups of coffee per day can lower the risk of Parkinson’s by 61% in men and 60% in women. It is important to note though, the reduced risk only applies to those who drink caffeinated coffee as the benefits rely directly on the effects of caffeine on the brain.