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Coffee May Help Control Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease
2012-08-03 12:35:55

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Coffee lovers take note: coffee may have health benefits related to Parkinson's disease. A new study examined the influence coffee has on the disorder. Based on the results, researchers believe that coffee can help control movement, easing the symptoms of Parkinson´s. The findings are featured in the online issue of Neurology, a journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Studies have shown that people who use caffeine...

2012-08-02 07:04:03

By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- From sun up to sun down Americans are on the run. What keeps us going? Caffeine! New research is showing that it could also help Parkinson's movement problems. Studies have shown that people who use caffeine are less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, but this is one of the first studies in humans to show that caffeine can help with movement symptoms for people who already have the disease. For the study, 61...

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