Do you like sipping on a hot cup of joe to get the morning started? Good news for all you coffee drinkers! Researchers at the University of Tokyo’s School of Medicine have published a study that they say provides evidence that caffeine intake can significantly increase tear production. This study comes after the team read an earlier study indicating that caffeine users showed a reduced risk for dry eye.
Caffeine has been known to increase other secretions; such as saliva and digestive juices, and so it is also believed to help stimulate tear glands. Other benefits of caffeine intake include: a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia. It has also been related to fewer cases of certain cancers, hearth rhythm problems, and strokes. However, more evidence is needed in order to prove that caffeine can actually prevent these conditions.
Are you a coffee drinker? Have you noticed any benefits for your dry eyes?