Caffeine Found To Help Prevent, Fight Multiple Sclerosis

July 1, 2008

A new study has shown that caffine from coffee and other sources actually helps prevent and fight the development of multiple sclerosis.Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has shown that caffine from coffee and other sources actually helps prevent and fight the development of multiple sclerosis.

The research was carried out by Dr. Linda Thompson of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, as she and other researchers ran a study on mice, giving then 6 to 8 cups of coffee each day.

They found that the caffeine in the coffee helpepd the mice and protected them from developing multiple sclerosis.

The caffeine was effective as it stopped the development of MS, blocking it from developing in the central nervous system and spreading.

Multiple Sclerosis has symptoms including numbness, feeling weak, bladder control issues, as well as speech and vision issues. It impacts 400,000 Americans according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The study has been published in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


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