Tag Archives: coffee

Coffee-drug for Parkinson’s and dementias?

We have been told the benefits of caffeine (see more info HERE). What researchers are finding is that caffeine, the world’s most widely used drug, does more than wake people up. Caffeine is linked to improvements in memory and appears to protect against the destruction of brain cells. One of the results find that people who drank two or more… Read more »

This is your brain on coffee

For hundreds of years, coffee has been one of the two or three most popular beverages on earth. In a large scale epidemiological study (National Cancer Institute 2012), men who reported drinking two or three cups of coffee a day were 10 percent less likely to have died than those who didn’t drink coffee, while women drinking the same amount had… Read more »

A cup of coffee a day keeps dyskinesias away?

Previous research has shown coffee to protect against Parkinson’s disease (see more info HERE). – Studies also show that coffee may help lessen some of Parkinson symptoms during daily life (Postuma et al., 2012 American Academy of Neurology) – see link HERE – New research now shows that coffee may help with dyskinesias, or uncontrollable movements, associated with Parkinson’s (Jenner 2013… Read more »

from research to real life – caffeine may help Parkinson’s symptoms

How many of us make it a daily ritual of grinding and brewing a cup at home, or swinging by our local coffee spot? Well, now research is showing that not only are coffee-drinkers less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, but that caffeine may improve motor symptoms in persons living with Parkinson’s … – The main idea: after giving people… Read more »

the caffeinator

I once said “I feel naked without a coffee cup in my hand” … and being a grad student, I always feel I can justify it. … but what do we really know about caffeine? – History 2737 BC, CHINA : Chinese Emperor Shen Nung boiled drinking water and leaves from a nearby bush, the first pot of tea 9th century, ETHIOPIA : shepherd began consuming… Read more »

coffee, cigarette, pills and risk of Parkinson’s disease (part1)

The cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown. What we do know is that it is a combination of environmental and genetic factors that lead to its development. Research (link here) shows coffee, cigarettes and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e. ibuprofen) are associated with lower risk of developing PD… BUT, becoming a quad-americano regular with a pack-a-day habit is probably going to… Read more »