Studies on the effect of ground coffee are always numerous and results achieved in the field are constantly changing. Of particular importance are those conducted in neurological field.
We talked about the positive effects of coffee on the organism, but research is constantly evolving. Active universities on research of the effects of ground coffee on the brains of humans are many. This is, and will be, a research field attracting many scientists. In fact, the coffee is a constant surprise and a drink which inside contains many contradictions. For years scholars are trying to figure out what are the real effects caused by the coffee but the results are still rather nebulous and very conflicting each other.
A recent study by researchers at the Juntendo University School of Medicine in Tokyo and published in a popular magazine specializing in neurology, Neurology Journal, supports the use of coffee as a medicine for the treatment and prevention of certain diseases. Neurology magazine says, in one of the many articles devoted to coffee that the use of caffeine may help patients suffering from Parkinson’s to ease symptoms.
The reasons for this effect are not clear yet but it would appear that some of the patients subjected to specific tests due to the intake of coffee, in certain doses, they can better control the movements, and then one of the most visible symptoms of disease. Searches are not games in a recent time in fact, in the past, other studies had shown the usefulness of caffeine in preventing the development of Parkinson’s. Prevention was then confirmed by some research but no one ever said that coffee could become a “drug”, not only to prevent disease, but for patients already suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
We see then how was listen and research into the effects of ground coffee on people with physical illnesses and illustrate your results.
Ronald Posthumously known medical researcher and author of research has investigated the effects of caffeine on patients suffering from Parkison undergoing experiments. Decided to test the effects trying to administer different doses of coffee subjects to understand the different reactions.
The scientist member of the American Academy of Neurology, took as a sample 61 patients showing different motor symptoms. Half of these patients were administered a placebo form of “pharmaceutical drug” while the other half:
- a dose of 100 mg of caffeine twice a day for three weeks (about 2 cups);
- a dose of 200 mg twice daily for three weeks (about 4 cups).
At the end of treatment who had hired caffeine showed:
- 5 points of improvement in Parkinson’s severity scale;
- 3 points in the speed of movement, rigidity and severity of tremors.
We can conclude by saying that caffeine has produced positive effects on patients. In fact, the difficulties are caused by a lack of dopamine in areas of the brain where neurons that produce it are destroyed. Adenosine Receptors normally inhibit production of dopamine: caffeine blocks the action of these receptors, thus increasing the production of dopamine.
But the investigation on the effects of the ground coffee does not stop there. Caffeine is also used for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other diseases, always with positive results on the body and brain of patients.