Coffee’s endless health debate is grounded in fact

Heart Health, Mental Health, Nutritional Health
Today, I have three blogs to encourage all of you who, when you wake up at the crack of dawn each day need your coffee. Some of you think it's healthy. Some of you worry it may not be. So, I hope these blogs will bring you the latest "medical news that you can use" on the health benefits and risks of a beverage that's chock full of antioxidants ... coffee. This first blog report is an excellent review of the published data published in USA Today: "I'm up every morning by 5 o'clock. Coffee gets the energy going," says the owner of Natalia's Elegant Creations in Falls Church, Va. Kost-Lupichuk is among 56% of American adults who drink coffee regularly, the National Coffee Association says. Though many refer to their java…
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Coffee may have perks for longer living

Heart Health, Nutritional Health
Drinking up to six cups of coffee a day may lower the overall odds of dying prematurely, mainly because it cuts the risk of dying from heart disease, a recent study suggests. But the study found that heavy coffee drinking doesn't cut your chance of dying from cancer. "Our results suggest that long-term, regular coffee consumption has several beneficial health effects," says Esther Lopez-Garcia, lead author of the Harvard School of Public Health report. Here are more details contained in a report from USA Today: The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, examines the relationship between coffee and mortality. It is based on the coffee drinking habits of 41,736 men and 86,216 women with no history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) or cancer. The men were followed for 18…
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Tea and coffee ‘protect against heart disease’

Heart Health, Nutritional Health
Drinking several cups of tea or coffee a day appears to protect against heart disease, a 13-year-long study from the Netherlands has found. It adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting health benefits from the most popular hot drinks. Those who drank more than six cups of tea a day cut their risk of heart disease by a third, the study of 40,000 people found. Consuming between two to four coffees a day was also linked to a reduced risk. While the protective effect ceased with more than four cups of coffee a day, even those who drank this much were no more likely to die of any cause, including stroke and cancer, than those who abstained. I've also discussed other benefits of coffee in a previous blog, Coffee and Your…
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