Did you know that coffee is actually good for your health?

According to Reuters, drinking coffee 3-4 times a day has a wide variety of health outcomes. Some benefits include lower risks of:

  • Premature Death (Check out The Telegraph (UK) for more information)
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes (Check out The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for this source)
  • Liver Disease
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease (Check out Forbes for this source)
  • Some Cancers

enjoy your next cup of coffee guilt free!!!

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A research team in Britain led 218 studies all leading to the appearance of coffee consumption being safe. Drinking coffee was consistently depicted lower risks of death from all causes including heart disease. Compared to those who abstain from drinking coffee, those who drank 3 cups a day saw the largest reduction in risk of premature death. There was no connection to any harmful benefits.

Drinking coffee was also correlated to a lower risk of some cancers such as prostate, endometrial, skin, and liver, even type II diabetes, gallstones, and gout. The most significant benefit was shown in liver conditions like cirrhosis.

There are also neurological and psychological benefits associated to drinking coffee. Studies have found links to reduced risk of depression, even Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Kelland, Kate. “Three Coffees a Day Linked to More Health than Harm: Study.” Reuters, Thomson Reuters, 23 Nov. 2017, www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coffee/three-coffees-a-day-linked-to-more-health-than-harm-study-idUSKBN1DM2Y6.

Walton, Alice G. “Coffee Brings More Health Than Harm: Study.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 27 Nov. 2017, www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2017/11/23/coffee-brings-more-health-than-harm-study-finds/#6303d0e85f66.

This article is intended for educational purposes. For medical advice please contact your primary care provider.