American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

This article is from the WSSF 2015 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.


Cup of Joe
Agouti mouse in coffee cup
HVR Last Chance an Agouti Standard mouse owned by and photo ©2012 Katheleen Lemaire, France.

Genetically engineered mice given caffeine equivalent to 6–8 cups of coffee a day were protected from developing an MS like disease. Caffeine is known to block adenosine receptors that allow damaging cells to enter the brain. More research is needed to understand how the caffeine blocks these receptors. Researchers cautioned against using large quantities of caffeine to treat MS.

Article Six to eight ’cups of coffee‘ a day shown to protect mice from developing MS-like disease, Cornell study finds in Cornell Chronicle.

October 22, 2018