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    Caffeine could help prevent multiple sclerosis

    for our friends with MS;

    I won't be able to sleep with all this coffee lol.

    Caffeine could help prevent multiple sclerosis

    Published: Wednesday, 2-Jul-2008

    suggesting that having several cups of coffee a day could halt the development of multiple sclerosis (MS).
    The researchers made this discovery in a study with mice bred to develop an MS-like condition, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, or EAE.

    Those who were fed the equivalent of six to eight cups of coffee a day, did not develop EAE.

    The scientists from the U.S. and Finland believe the caffeine affects a molecule called adenosine, which plays a role in sleep and energy production and when the mice were dosed with caffeine, adenosine could not link to a particular receptor on the surface of cells.


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    I have to question that finding. I'm a die hard Mtn. Dew drinker and they say
    it has six times the caffien as coffee. Drink several per day, and the MS has
    slowly progressed regardless.

    Who knows though, it may have progressed more quickly w/o it.<shrug>

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    Fithian, IL
    I don't know either, my husband drank prior to and still drinks Mt. Dew and coffee. He had his first attack October 2005 which left him unable to walk, talk, eat, control bowels, bladder, see, use his left arm, think etc. He has gotten better somewhat. Maybe it's all the soda and coffee I feed him?

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