Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Study Ties Coffee Use With Lowered Parkinson's Risk

Date:
November 23, 2000
Source:
American Academy Of Neurology
Summary:
Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in the November 14 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. In a study of 196 people with Parkinson's disease and 196 people without the disease, there was a 10-percent difference in the amount of coffee use. Heavier coffee drinkers exhibited fewer instances of the disease.

ST. PAUL, MN - Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in the November 14 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

In a study of 196 people with Parkinson's disease and 196 people without the disease, there was a 10-percent difference in the amount of coffee use. Heavier coffee drinkers exhibited fewer instances of the disease. Among the people with Parkinson's, 83 percent were regular coffee drinkers, while 92 percent of the controls were regular coffee drinkers. There was also a marked difference in the amount of coffee consumed. Among the controls, 37 percent drank four or more cups per day, while among those with the disease, 21 percent consumed four or more cups daily. In addition, the average age at onset of the disease was eight years older for people who consumed coffee compared to those who never did. The study also found that tobacco chewers and snuff users, and alcoholics were less likely to develop Parkinson's disease.

Neurologists Demetrius Maraganore, M.D., and Walter Rocca, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., are not convinced that coffee protects against Parkinson's disease, and would not advise patients to increase coffee, tobacco, or alcohol consumption. They said the study found that not only coffee, but also extreme types of tobacco and alcohol use reduce the risk for Parkinson's disease. They said the study raises the question whether all three substances have independent protective effects, of if Parkinson's patients share a certain personality type that makes then less likely to use or become addicted to substances.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic based their study on patient records that are collected and archived as part of the Rochester Epidemiology Project. The project, initiated in 1976, has provided source data for numerous studies, and includes medical histories and surveys of residents of Olmsted County, Minn., who participate voluntarily.

Other studies on coffee consumption and Parkinson's released this year by the Honolulu Heart Study and the Harvard School of Public Health reported similar findings.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by American Academy Of Neurology. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

American Academy Of Neurology. "Study Ties Coffee Use With Lowered Parkinson's Risk." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 November 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001120072609.htm>.
American Academy Of Neurology. (2000, November 23). Study Ties Coffee Use With Lowered Parkinson's Risk. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001120072609.htm
American Academy Of Neurology. "Study Ties Coffee Use With Lowered Parkinson's Risk." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/11/001120072609.htm (accessed October 23, 2014).

Share This



More Health & Medicine News

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Ebola Fears Keep Guinea Hospitals Empty

Ebola Fears Keep Guinea Hospitals Empty

AP (Oct. 23, 2014) Fears of Ebola are keeping doctors and patients alike away from hospitals in the West African nation of Guinea. (Oct. 23) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Orthodontist Mom Jennifer Salzer on the Best Time for Braces

Orthodontist Mom Jennifer Salzer on the Best Time for Braces

Working Mother (Oct. 22, 2014) Is your child ready? Video provided by Working Mother
Powered by NewsLook.com
U.S. Issues Ebola Travel Restrictions, Are Visa Bans Next?

U.S. Issues Ebola Travel Restrictions, Are Visa Bans Next?

Newsy (Oct. 22, 2014) Now that the U.S. is restricting travel from West Africa, some are dropping questions about a travel ban and instead asking about visa bans. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
More People Diagnosed With TB In 2013, But There's Good News

More People Diagnosed With TB In 2013, But There's Good News

Newsy (Oct. 22, 2014) The World Health Organizations says TB numbers rose in 2013, but it's partly due to better detection and more survivors. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Health & Medicine

Mind & Brain

Living & Well

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins