Navigation Links
Eyelid Spasm can Be Prevented by Coffee Drinking

According to a study published online ahead of print in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, People who drink coffee are less likely to develop an involuntary eye spasm called primary late onset blepharospasm, which makes them blink uncontrollably and can leave them effectively blind.

The effect was proportional to the amount of coffee drank and one to two cups per day were needed for the protective effect to be seen. The age of onset of the spasm was also found to be later in patient who drank more coffee 1.7 years for each additional cup per day.Previous studies have suggested that smoking protects against development of blepharospasm, but this Italian study did not show a significant protective effect.

Late onset blepharospasm is a dystonia in which the eyelid muscles contract uncontrollably; this starts as involuntary blinking but in extreme cases sufferers are rendered functionally blind despite normal vision because they are unable to prevent their eyes from clamping shut.

The study involved 166 patients with primary late onset blepharospasm, 228 patients with hemifacial spasm (a similar muscle spasm that usually begins in the eyelid muscles but then spreads to involve other muscles of the face) and 187 people who were relatives of patients. The second two groups acted as controls.

The participants were recruited through five hospitals in Italy and asked whether they had ever drank coffee or smoked and for how many years. They were also asked to estimate how many cups of coffee they drank and/or packs of cigarettes they smoked per day. The age of onset of muscle spasms was recorded for patients who experienced them and a reference age was calculated for each of the patients relatives based on the duration of the spasms in the other group.

Regression analysis was used to observe the relationship between coffee drinking and smoking on the development of blepharospasm.The authors say: Our f
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Surgery Can Improve Vision for People With Drooping Eyelids
2. Pregnancy Complications Could Be Prevented With A Urine Test
3. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Prevented?
4. Nerve Damage Can Be Prevented By Xenon Administration During Surgery
5. Heart Disease In Women Can Be Prevented By Exercise And Weight Control
6. Did You Know That 50% Of Deaths Due To Cancer, Can be Prevented?
7. Progression Of ALS May Be Prevented By A High Caloric Diet
8. Extra Vaginal Bleed After ‘C’ Section Can be Prevented By Contraceptive Pils
9. Common Falls In Bath Among Older Adults Can Be Prevented
10. Swelling of Prostate Gland Prevented with New drug
11. Cancer Prevented by Diet Low in Protein and Calories
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Eyelid Spasm can Prevented Coffee Drinking

(Date:7/12/2014)... The report, "Phthalic Anhydride and Derivatives (Plasticizers, Unsaturated ... Geography – Trends & Forecast to 2018," defines and ... market volume and value. The report also estimates the ... of phthalic anhydride is projected to grow from an ... 2018, with a CAGR of 5.24% from 2013 to ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Demand Response Management Systems is a crucial peak load ... between energy supply and demand. With the help of ... to increasing pressure on the grid) and replaced by ... appliances and thermostats for load reduction. , DRMS ... with government mandates and benefits for energy efficiency and ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... July 12, 2014 Casinos ... despite rising competition from international and online casinos. Revenue ... over the five years through 2014-15. Greater per capita ... more gaming services. Rises in discretionary income levels have ... money on non-essential items such as casino gambling services. ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Sean Francis, owner of ... out special challenges to his clients. He’s also known for his ... recently found a way to combine the two and is excited ... $2,000 for the Boys and Girls Club. , The funds are ... started on June 23rd. Francis sent out emails and asked his ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 With prom ... dress manufacturer and retailer, is ready to showcase its ... its new collection of evening dresses in its online ... to 67% off) for these elegant gowns. According to ... an end on July 26, 2014. , He ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North America Demand Response Management System Worth $12,522.4 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Demand Response Management System Worth $12,522.4 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Demand Response Management System Worth $12,522.4 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 2Health News:Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 3Health News:Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 4Health News:Kawartha Lakes Fit Body Boot Camp’s Successful Fat Loss Challenge Results in $2,000 to Boys and Girls Club 2Health News:Kawartha Lakes Fit Body Boot Camp’s Successful Fat Loss Challenge Results in $2,000 to Boys and Girls Club 3Health News:VogueQueen.com Updates Its Summer Collection With New And Trendy Evening Dresses 2
... (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 50 percent to 55 percent ... according to the Society for Vascular Surgery. "More than ... can lead to more serious health problems," Dr. Eva Rzucidlo, ... society news release. "The first line of management for ...
... News) -- Updated vaccines for rotavirus -- once the leading ... appear to increase the risk of potentially deadly side effects, ... taken off the market in 1999 after it was associated ... versions of the vaccine were reintroduced in 2006 and 2008, ...
... 13 (HealthDay News) -- Due to a growing number of ... for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a reminder that ... person. Using insulin pens on more than one person ... as hepatitis viruses and HIV, which causes AIDS, the agency ...
... become an accepted way to simplify a complex array of ... is an independent disease in itself. However, the truth is ... factors at work explaining the symptoms. This is also one ... do not bring the hoped result," says Kari Tikkinen, MD, ...
... , FRIDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Women with normal ... methotrexate in the first trimester either miscarried or gave birth ... study suggest. An ectopic pregnancy is one where the ... the fetus cannot grow normally and will not survive. The ...
... more routinely digitized to aid interpretation, a software program ... Health System is proving its utility. In a ... Quantization (SIVQ) was able to separate malignancy from background ... type of bladder cancer whose features can vary widely ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Recent Rotavirus Vaccines Safe, Study Says 2Health News:CDC Warns Against Sharing Insulin Pens 2Health News:The concept of 'overactive bladder' serves better commercial rather than patient interests 2Health News:Normal Pregnancies May Be Misdiagnosed as Ectopic 2Health News:Software for analyzing digital pathology images proving its usefulness 2Health News:Software for analyzing digital pathology images proving its usefulness 3
(Date:7/10/2014)... Ariz. , July 10, 2014   Ventana ...  Group, today announced it has entered into an agreement ... which operates as EMD Serono in the ... , to collaborate with Merck KGaA,s biopharmaceutical division on ... for an undisclosed target using Ventana,s proprietary diagnostic assays. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Sono-Tek Corporation (OTC BB: SOTK) today announced sales of  ... to sales of $2,202,000 for the prior year period, an ... also shown growth over the preceding quarter,s sales, continuing a ... year. Markets that experienced sales increases over the prior year ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 AARP Foundation today announced it has established a ... the severe cold weather that has gripped much of the ... in need; so to support these emergency relief efforts AARP ... which could mean up to $500,000 in aid. The matching ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 2Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany to develop companion diagnostic test for cancer treatment 3Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 2Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 3Sono-Tek Announces Third Quarter Results 4AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3
Innotrac Aio! immunoanalyzers are specially designed to exploit the benefits of Innotrac Diagnostics' exclusive dry chemistry and non-enhancement time-resolved fluorometry....
... The new Synchron LXi 725 ... technology with highly accurate immunoassay testing ... sample handling on a single platform. ... are automatically repeated for optimal quality ...
...
...
Medicine Products: