Another Coffee Perk? Lower risk of MS
#Cosmoread: Who brew another pot of coffee drinkers (and it), multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with a lower risk of developing, a new study suggests.
People said they never drank coffee compared with those who drink large amounts of information, according to the study Java, were almost a third less likely to develop MS.
“We observed significant association between coffee intake and reduced risk of developing MS,” the researchers, Anna Hedstrom, Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, in a meta-analysis study, led by doctoral student wrote , published (March 3) Neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry in the Journal.
The results of the study at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology already been presented in 2015, but this is the first time they have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Researchers studied two large case-control study, which 2779 people with MS and 3,960 people without MS seen the results. The researchers found that those individuals who consumed coffee (more than 4 cups [900 mL] a day) reported the highest levels of the coffee drinkers who reported 29 percent lower risk of MS.
The study is an association, and not a lot of drinking coffee and a reduced risk of MS showed the link between cause and effect. But caffeine has a protective effect on the brain and spinal cord that is possible, the study said. In people with MS, the body’s immune system protection cover, called the attacks the myelin that surrounds nerve fibers. The disadvantage is difficult in the brain, such as muscle weakness, poor coordination, vision and pain symptoms, resulting to communicate with the rest of the body makes.
However, the researchers cautioned that more studies are still needed. The scientists also said that their analysis has limitations, including that their coffee intake, which could lead to errors were asked to remember.
While previous studies looking at the link between coffee and MS mixed results, with some studies showing a profit and had no one to show others, the current meta-analysis of its large sample size and the part of the international group of participants is remarkable, said the neurologist who was not involved in the study but wrote an editorial in the journal.
There are “well-known challenges that dietary factors and the nature of the associations between disease risk untangling exist,” and therefore, “these inconsistencies are not surprising,” said Jose Maria Andreas Wijnands and Elaine Kingwell, a neurologist at the University of British Columbia in Canada wrote both.
“While it can be shown that drinking coffee can prevent the development of MS, a thorough analysis of the results of these beneficial health effects of coffee to add to the growing evidence,” the editorial authors wrote.
Indeed, once maligned drinks has been linked to many health benefits in recent years, heart attack, melanoma and even includes a lower risk of early death. Coffee has also been added to improve liver health.