Scientists Find Surprising Benefits to Drinking Coffee Every Day


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Drinking coffee a lot can help lower the chance of getting Parkinson’s disease for people who might already have it in their family. The study found that people who drank the most coffee had a 23% smaller chance of getting Parkinson’s disease compared to people who drank the least coffee.

Scientists did a study and wrote about it in a special book called Neurology. They looked at information from lots of people, more than 6,000! Some of those people had a sickness called Parkinson’s disease. The scientists found that people who drink coffee and have a special gene are more likely to get Parkinson’s disease.

Scientists think that caffeine, which is in coffee, might be able to stop Parkinson’s disease by stopping a bad protein called alpha-synuclein from being made. This protein is believed to be a big part of why people get Parkinson’s disease.

The study is just watching and not doing any tests, so it can’t say for sure that drinking coffee makes you less likely to get Parkinson’s disease. But it does show that coffee might be a good way to help prevent the disease, especially if you have genes that make you more likely to get it.

Some people might feel worried, have trouble sleeping, or get headaches if they drink too much coffee. If you want to drink more coffee, you should talk to your doctor first.


In conclusion, if you have a family history of Parkinson’s disease or are concerned about your genetic susceptibility to it, drinking coffee may be a simple and enjoyable way to potentially reduce your risk. So go ahead and savor that cup of joe knowing that it could be helping to protect your brain. Keep in mind that while this study is promising, more research is needed to fully understand the relationship between coffee consumption and Parkinson’s disease. But for now, let’s raise our mugs to the potential health benefits of our favorite morning beverage!


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