8. May Help Protect You from Some Brain Diseases
As well as having a role in brain function, coffee can also help to prevent damage to some areas of the brain. In turn, this can help to protect against some brain diseases.
For example, one study looked at the consumption of coffee and the presence of Parkinson’s disease in Japanese-American males.
The outcomes of the study are shown in the image below:
As you can see, the incidence of Parkinson’s disease was lower for those who drank coffee regularly compared to those who didn’t.
This was also a dose-specific response, so the people that drank more coffee had a lower level of risk.