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 Multiple Sclerosis News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.