Five health benefits of coffee
It seems that a new study comes out every week touting the benefits of drinking coffee. Here, we share five great health benefits that you can get just by enjoying your Chelsea Light or Broadway Dark.
- Coffee may protect you from developing certain cancers. Researchers at UCLA reviewed hundreds of studies looking at coffee and cancer risk, and determined that coffee very likely protects people from liver and endometrial cancers.
- A new study this month from Duke University School of Medicine and Duke-NUS found that increased caffeine intake may improve liver health by reduce fatty liver in those with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It is estimated that 30 percent of adults in the United States have this condition, which is often found in those with diabetes or adults who are obese.
- A series of studies have shown that habitual coffee consumption is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. (However, too much caffeine can make it hard for those with diabetes to control their blood sugar, so it may be best to sip in moderation or switch to decaf.)
- New research from the Harvard School of Public Health found a connection between drinking caffeinated coffee and a lower risk of committing suicide. The study linked drinking two to three cups of coffee per day with a 45 percent lower suicide risk, and those who drank four of more cups had a 53 percent lower risk.
- You might be able to reduce your risk of suffering a stroke. A study conducted by Japan’s National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center found that people who drink coffee and green tea have a lower risk of stroke than people who rarely consume these beverages.