Drinking Coffee is actually good for you
After analyzing data collected from 126,000 people for as long as 18 years, Harvard researchers calculate that compared with not partaking in America’s or any where else in the world’s favorite morning drink, downing one to three cups of caffeinated coffee daily can reduce diabetes risk by single digits. But having six cups or more each day slashed men’s risk by 54% and women’s by 30% over people who simply don’t drink a single cup at all.
There’s also some some proof that Coffee might have anti-cancer properties. Last year, researchers found that coffee drinkers were 50% less likely to get liver cancer than nondrinkers. A few studies have found ties to lower rates of colon, breast, and rectal cancers.
Coffee seems to protect men, but not women, against Parkinson’s disease. One possible explanation for the sex difference may be that estrogen and caffeine need the same enzymes to be metabolized, and estrogen captures those enzymes.
Women who drink a lot of coffee may have less risk of developing cancer of the uterus, a Japanese study recently revealed.
“All in all, the research shows that coffee is far more healthful than it is harmful. For most people, very little bad comes from drinking it, but a lot of good.” says Tomas DePaulis, PhD, research scientist at Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Coffee Studies.