Drinking coffee each day 'can reduce Parkinson's risk'

Drinking coffee each day 'can reduce Parkinson's risk'

A new scientific study claims that people who drink coffee each day cut their risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Researchers at the University of Lisbon assessed 26 different studies exploring the link between Parkinson's and coffee consumption, according to an article in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

It was found that people who drink two to three cups of the hot beverage each day reduce their risk of developing the condition by a quarter.

Reacting to the news, the director of research and development at Parkinson's UK Kieran Breen said that this is the strongest evidence yet that caffeine has a positive effect on Parkinson's prevention.

He added: "But what this study doesn't tell us is if drinking coffee can slow the progression of the condition once it has begun.

"We need to tease apart exactly what is happening inside the brain before we know whether coffee or caffeine will be useful in developing new treatments for Parkinson's."

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