Health Benefits of Coffee: It Reduces the Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

7th Aug 2018

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.

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