Coffee Loves You Back
"Drinking three to five cups of coffee per day lowers the risk of premature death by 15%"
This year coffee has been the subject of much medical scrutiny, as Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University and The National Cancer Institute have all examined how heavy coffee consumption affects mortality; and their findings might surprise you.
"Coffee consumption lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, neurological disease and suicide"
Researchers from Harvard’s Public Health School have reviewed data from more than 200,000 participants, revealing that drinking three to five cups of coffee per day lowers the risk of premature death by 15% compared to those that do not consume any coffee. Participants periodically answered questionnaires over a 30 year period, during this time some 30,000 participants died. Researchers concluded that heavy consumption lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, neurological disease and suicide.
Harvard’s 30 year study found no link between heavy coffee consumption and increased cancer mortality; however a study by the National Cancer Institute suggests that drinking four cups of coffee per day lowers the risk of melanoma by 20 percent. Scientist are not currently able to ascertain why coffee stunts tumour growth, however the NCI are not alone in their findings. In February 2015 an AACR journal found that women who drink four cups of coffee per day have a reduced risk of endometrial cancer, moreover a respected international research journal concluded that just one cup of coffee per day can reduce the risk of liver cancer.
"Just one cup of coffee per day can reduce the risk of liver cancer"
With health conscious consumers on the rise many coffee drinkers have been cutting back on their coffee consumption in order to stay healthy, however this change may have actually been detrimental to their overall wellbeing. New research shows that your favourite beverage has been loving you back this whole time and is likely to:
- Reduce risk of most all types of cardiovascular diseases
- Reduce risk of stroke
- Reduced risk of diabetes
- Reduced overall cancer risk
- Reduce the risk of all liver diseases (liver cancer, cirrhosis etc.)
- Lower risk of Parkinson’s disease
- Reduce risk of cognitive decline
- Potential protective effect against Alzheimer’s
Many common myths about coffee have been abolished by research in 2015 and perhaps coffee is something we shouldn’t be cutting back on.