Could Drinking Four Cups of Coffee a Day Help You Fight MS?

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by Marta Ribeiro |

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Coffee is one of the most famous drinks in the world. Everyone (or almost everyone) loves coffee in its many different ways. With or without sugar, black, with or without milk, coffee seems to always be a good choice. But did you know that drinking four to six cups of coffee a day is associated with a lower risk of multiple sclerosis?

According to a post by columnist Ian Franks, recent studies have shown that “coffee and tea could keep your brain healthy and provide protection from multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and depression.” While it may seem strange, it makes sense. Caffeine has neuroprotective properties and “seems to suppress the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.”

Not only do some scientists think coffee is good for those with MS, other studies have shown that coffee can have a positive effect on focus, productivity, relaxation, meditation, depression, and cognitive decline.

MORE: More about the health benefits of drinking coffee

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