Aug 02, 2012

By Jane Brown

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Another benefit to drinking coffee.

A Canadian-led study has concluded that coffee consumption may help people with Parkinson’s disease to move with greater ease.

In the study, researchers set out to see if caffeine could help overcome what’s called daytime somnolence.

That’s a symptom that affects some patients with the progressive neurological disease.

While the researchers didn’t see an appreciable wake-up effect among subjects taking caffeine, they were surprised to find that java’s main ingredient appeared to enhance patients’ mobility.

It is not clear, though, why caffeine would help improve a patient’s movements.

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