Drinking Coffee Actually Has Health Benefits, Study Finds

Phillip Cunningham
November 26, 2017

Researchers said that Three to four Joe cups per day grant the greatest benefits, which the case except for women those are pregnant or having greater risks of suffering fractures.

The study was conducted by the Universities of Southampton and Edinburgh reviewed more than 200 previous investigations and found the substance is "more likely to benefit health than harm it".

The current research isn't based off of a whole new experiment; rather, it's what the Poole and colleagues have termed an "umbrella review", wherein the goal was to present a succinct summary of a wide body of research that exists about a given topic. As such, we can't yet definitively say that drinking coffee is an effective means of prevention for, say, cirrhosis or cardiovascular disease.

Researchers in the United Kingdom pooled the results of more than 200 studies on java. This is important to know because around the world over two billion cups of coffee are consumed every day.

People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day could benefit from the beverage.

"Factors such as age, whether people smoked or not and how much exercise they took could all have had an effect", he pointed out.

Coffee drinkers also appeared to have lower risks for heart disease.

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Coffee consumption is also associated with lower rates of type 2 diabetes, gallstones and dementia.

"There is a balance of risks in life and the benefits of moderate consumption of coffee seems to outweigh the risks", he concludes. During pregnancy coffee consumption was potentially associated with low birth weight and preterm birth.

This is not the first discovery of coffee's positive benefits.

But before we can start giving coffee to patients, we needed to know whether coffee drinking had any recognised harms, so we made a decision to conduct an umbrella review to capture as much important information about coffee drinking and health as we could.

"Coffee is known to cause headaches in some people and it also increases the urge to go to the toilet-some people chose not to drink coffee for these reasons", he said.


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