Caffeine can help Parkinson's patients

August 1, 2012 3:31:31 PM PDT
Caffeinated coffee can help Parkinson's patients reduce the severity of their tremors, according to a study in the journal Neurology.

Caffeine has already shown benefits in lowering a person's chances of acquiring Parkinson's disease.

Canadian researchers used 61 patients suffering from Parkinson's disease for the 6 week study, and gave half the patients two to four cups of caffeinated coffee a day.

The remaining patients were giving placebos with no caffeine.

Those drinking caffeinated coffee averaged a five point reduction in symptom severity.

There was no positive outcome for the group that did not take caffeine.