People who drink 3-4 cups of coffee every day are more likely to notice health benefits than harm and experience lower risks of heart disease and premature death than those who don’t drink coffee at all, according to scientists.
The research, which collated evidence from over 200 previous studies, also discovered that coffee consumption was connected to lower risks of diabetes, liver disease, dementia as well as some types of cancer.
3 to 4 cups of coffee per day confer the most significant benefit, according to the scientists, except for women who are pregnant or have a greater risk of suffering fractures.
Coffee is among the most commonly consumed drinks in the world.
To better understand its effects on our health, Robin Poole, a public health specialist at the University of Southampton, led a research group in an “umbrella review” of 201 studies that were based on observational research and 17 studies that were based on clinical trials across all countries and settings.
“Umbrella reviews” combine previous pooled analyses to give a more precise summary of diverse research on the particular topic.
The research was published in the BMJ British medical journal and concluded that “coffee drinking appears safe within usual patterns of consumption”.
Drinking coffee was consistently linked to a lower risk of death from all causes. The biggest reduction in relative risk of premature death was seen in people consuming three cups of coffee per day, compared to non-coffee drinkers.
Drinking over three cups a day was not connected to harm, but the benefits were less pronounced.
Coffee was also related to a lower risk of several types of cancer, including prostate, endometrial, skin and liver cancer, and also type 2 diabetes, gallstones, and gout, according to the researchers. The most significant benefit was noticed for liver conditions like cirrhosis of the liver.
Poole’s team also noted that because their review included mostly observational data, no firm conclusions could be made about cause and effect. However, the researchers said that their findings support other latest reviews and studies of coffee intake.
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