Three Cups of Coffee Could be Good for You, Says Study

But first, let’s have three cups of coffee.


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Having three or four cups of coffee a day is more likely to benefit you than cause harm. According to a new study multiple cups lower the risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain.

The research found drinking coffee lower risks of diabetes, liver disease, dementia and some cancers. The study was made up of evidence from more than 200 previous papers

Coffee is the most commonly consumed drink worldwide. To look deeper into the effects on health, Robin Poole a public health specialist at Britain’s University of Southampton, led a research team in an umbrella review of 201 studies based on observational research and 17 studies based on clinical trails across all countries and all settings.

Umbrella reviews “bring together previous pooled analyses to give a clearer summary of diverse research on a particular topic.”

“Coffee drinking appears safe within usual patterns of consumption,” Pool’s team concluded in their research, published in the BMJ British medical journal.

Lowers the risk of several cancers

Believe it or not, while you might get a bit hyper the Joe lowers the risk of heart disease. The largest reduction in relative risk of premature death is seen in people drinking three cups a day. This was compared with non-coffee drinkers.

How about 5 or 6 cups? Drinking more than the recommended 3 or 4 cups wasn’t linked to harm, but the beneficial effects were less pronounced.

The jitter juice was linked with a lower risk of several cancers, including prostate, endometrial, skin, and liver cancer, as well as type 2 diabetes, gallstones, and gout. The greatest benefit was seen for liver conditions such as cirrhosis of the liver.

It was noted by the research  because their review included mainly observational data, no firm conclusions could be drawn about cause and effect. But they said their findings support other recent reviews and studies of coffee intake.


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