Healthcast: Research suggests coffee may reduce MS risk

New research suggests coffee may be linked to a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis.

Studies in both Sweden and the US compared the coffee consumption of MS patients to a group of healthy adults.

The Swedish study found those who drank at least six cups of coffee a day were half as likely to develop MS than non-coffee drinkers.

In the US study, drinking four cups showed the same apparent protective effect.

Caffeine intake has already been associated with a lower risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.