Caffeine May Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms, Study Suggests

Researchers have already shown that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.

Now, a new study shows that caffeine may help control motor symptoms. The study, published in Neurology, was conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

Caffeine helped study participants improve their speed of movement and reduce stiffness, according to a news release from McGill University Health Centre.

Researchers cautioned that large-scale studies are needed for further information.

“Caffeine should be explored as a treatment option for Parkinson’s disease,” said lead author Dr. Ronald Postuma, a researcher in neurosciences at the RI MUHC. “It may be useful as a supplement to medication and could therefore help reduce patient dosages.”

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