Coffee could prevent multiple sclerosis, according to Swedish study

Caffeine also protects against other neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Caffeine also protects against other neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Drinking coffee, a LOT of coffee, could help reduce the risk of Multiple Sclerosis.

A new study conducted in Sweden and the US found rates of MS were consistently higher among those who drank little or no coffee.

In fact, drinking six or more cups a day for at least five years was linked to a 30 percent lower risk of the disease.

Experts say caffeine appears to suppress the chemicals in the body that cause inflammation.  Previous animal studies also showed that caffeine protects against other neuro-degenerative diseases such as, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.