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Coffee for the win: Caffeine intake can boost your golfing skills

The study also found that men and women respond similarly to caffeine intake.

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Oct 30, 2019, 05.32 PM IST
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Parkinson's Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, is affecting the ageing population's mobility and locomotion.

The disabling disease occurs in elderly (between age 50 and 65) when the brain cells get damaged. The brain's natural chemical 'dopamine' is in charge of the nerve cell communication. The disease develops when the brain is unable to produce dopamine, and starts abnormally storing a protien called 'Lewy bodies' in substantia nigra, a part which controls movement.

The symptoms of the disease - rest tremors, bradykinesia or slow movements, and muscle stiffness or rigidity - develop gradually over the years. In most cases the cause of the condition is not known.

On World Parkinson's Day, here are few food items that can boost your cognitive skill, and keep the disease at bay.
Parkinson's Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, is affecting the ageing population's mobility and locomotion. The disabling disease occurs in elderly (between age 50 and 65) when the brain cells get damaged. The brain's natural chemical 'dopamine' is in charge of the nerve cell communication. The disease develops when the brain is unable to produce dopamine, and starts abnormally storing a protien called 'Lewy bodies' in substantia nigra, a part which controls movement. The symptoms of the disease - rest tremors, bradykinesia or slow movements, and muscle stiffness or rigidity - develop gradually over the years. In most cases the cause of the condition is not known. On World Parkinson's Day, here are few food items that can boost your cognitive skill, and keep the disease at bay.
LONDON: Researchers have found that drinking coffee is associated with improving sports performance in both men and women.

For the study, published in the journal Nutrients, the researchers from Coventry University in the UK picked 38 participants (19 men, 19 women) and found that drinking caffeinated coffee improves speed of cycling.

According to the researchers, participants restricted coffee consumption for 12 hours before drinking either -- coffee providing (3mg.kg minus one) of caffeine, a placebo in water or nothing as a control.

In a 5 km cycling time trial, following coffee ingestion, the performance of both men and women improved by approximately nine seconds and six seconds as compared with placebo and control, respectively.

No difference in performance was observed between the placebo and control.

The study's findings suggest that both men and women respond similarly to coffee and that its ingestion may be a practical source of caffeine prior to exercise for improving performance.

The finding also contributes to the growing body of research that highlights the ergogenic benefit of coffee ingestion.

To date, much of the research on this topic has focused only on anhydrous caffeine and men, said the researchers.

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Parkinson's Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, is affecting the ageing population's mobility and locomotion. The disabling disease occurs in elderly (between age 50 and 65) when the brain cells get damaged. The brain's natural chemical 'dopamine' is in charge of the nerve cell communication. The disease develops when the brain is unable to produce dopamine, and starts abnormally storing a protien called 'Lewy bodies' in substantia nigra, a part which controls movement. The symptoms of the disease - rest tremors, bradykinesia or slow movements, and muscle stiffness or rigidity - develop gradually over the years. In most cases the cause of the condition is not known. On World Parkinson's Day, here are few food items that can boost your cognitive skill, and keep the disease at bay.
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