Plenty of research brings evidence of the great health benefits of coffee, and a new study has just been added on the list. It seems that even heavy caffeine drinkers are safe from diseases, as scientists have discovered that drinking up to three and four cups of coffee per day has a protective effect.
Four cups of coffee a day is the ideal quantity
To put up this research, scientists analyzed over 200 older studies on caffeine consumption, and discovered it had a lot more benefits than harmful effects. Some might think that drinking coffee moderately is the secret, but the results revealed that even a higher quantity is good.
It turns out the perfect quantity of coffee a person can drink per day is between three and four cups. The results showed this is associated with a risk of death lower by 17 percent than the risk of people who don’t drink coffee at all. However, drinking even more is still beneficial. Consuming up to seven cups a day can still reduce your risk by 10 percent.
Four cups of coffee a day can decrease the risk of a series of cancers, including prostate, endometrial, skin, or liver. Also, the beverage can work wonders against diseases and conditions like depression, diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and many others. Coffee consumption becomes harmful if it’s associated with other factors, such as smoking.
Some groups of people should avoid drinking coffee
Even if drinking up to four cups of coffee per day has health benefits, researchers do not advise people to start consuming the beverage just to cut certain health risks. In fact, certain categories should refrain from drinking it. The same benefits don’t apply to pregnant women who, by drinking coffee, risk giving birth prematurely or even pregnancy loss.
Four cups of coffee are great against diseases, but people should be careful not to overdo it. Also, when choosing the beverage, they should keep it as healthy as possible, and avoid adding extra cream or sugar. All the other details on the study have been published in the journal BMJ.
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