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Is Coffee Good for Your Health?

Research suggests that three to four cups of coffee per day can have a positive impact on one’s health.
November 27, 2017

​MCLEAN, Va. – Coffee, one of the most common beverages consumed worldwide, and the top hot beverage sold at convenience stores, may have positive benefits on your health, according to a study published in The BMJ British medical journal.

USA Today writes that the researchers looked at more than 200 previous studies and linked coffee consumption to lower risk of premature death, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson's disease, depression, dementia, some cancers, type 2 diabetes and liver disease.

The news source adds that earlier this year, Spanish researchers reported 20,000 people who drank at least four cups of coffee a day had a 64% lower risk of death than those who never or almost never drank coffee. In July, two additional studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine also connected coffee consumption to a longer life.

Meanwhile, Eliseo Guallar from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says there is no way to know if coffee prevents chronic disease and reduces mortality because there are too many factors to weigh, like why people start drinking coffee and what kind of coffee drinks they're drinking, writes USA Today. He also says that doctors should not recommend drinking coffee to prevent disease.