We've all been told of coffee benefits/advantages for years now, from preventing diabetes to boosting heart health. However, a new study has found that coffee may be effective in staving off multiple sclerosis. According to research recently published in The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, two independent studies have shown that coffee consumption may be associated with a decreased risk for multiple sclerosis. Scientists don't fully understand why this is, but they have speculated that it may have something to do with the caffeine in coffee, which is said to have neuroprotective properties. This new research is yet another reason to have your coffee in the morning!
Multiple sclerosis can be a highly debilitating illness. According to the Mayo Clinic, it occurs when the immune system attacks the protective coating around nerve fibers, called myelin. This causes communication between the brain and the rest of the body to become disrupted. In extreme cases, some people even lose the ability to walk. Researchers now believe that this destructive process may be prevented by coffee. Since there is no real cure for multiple sclerosis, it's best to prevent it before it sets in. While more research is needed, it does appear that we might be able to add multiple sclerosis to the long list of maladies that coffee prevents.
As our science progresses, we'll learn more about the health benefits of coffee, so stay tuned for more information on the topic. If you would like to learn more about Green Dragon Roasters, please feel free to contact us.