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Coffee Offers Protection Against Parkinson’s Disease.

First Posted: Jul 11, 2014 02:28 AM EDT Researchers have identified a genetic variation that offers protection against Parkinson's disease; the benefit is more prominent in those who consume a lot of coffee. Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects a person's movement.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It is likely that both the caffeine and the polyphenols may be working in different pathways to give coffee its apparent benefit in Parkinson’s patients. However, the real progress will only come with the decrease of the neuroinflammation that drives Parkinson’s in the first place.

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