The power of four cups of coffee a day

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It also decreases the risks of liver diseases, diabetes, some cancers, and dementia.

His fresh review of more than 200 global studies chimes with previous reviews that have declared the hot drink a cure-all.

Overall they found three to four cups a day offered the biggest benefit. Additionally, there was a correlation between high coffee consumption and increased risk of bone fractures in women, although not in men. The study was led by Dr. Robin Poole, a specialist registrar in public health at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, and the findings were published in The BMJ.

Poole's team mentioned that their findings are majorly based on observational data so no definite cause and effect could be concluded, however, their findings support the other latest reviews and analysis conducted on coffee intake.

However, But Prof Paul Roderick, co-author of the study, said it was hard to ascertain whether coffee had made the difference. If you're expecting, for example, you might want to skip it; the study found that high coffee consumption in pregnant people was associated with low birth weights, preterm births in the first and second trimesters, and pregnancy loss.

'Roasted coffee is a complex mixture of over 1,000 bioactive compounds, some with potentially therapeutic antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifibrotic, or anticancer effects, ' they wrote.


Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed beverages worldwide and could have positive health benefits.

It's the drink many have to start the day. However, drinking too much of the stuff has also been found to give us issues like heart palpitations, heartburn, and anxiety.

However, the authors caution that most existing studies on the benefits of coffee are "of lower quality", as they are merely observational and do not explain causality.

The greatest risk reduction was noticed for liver cirrhosis: "any versus no coffee consumption" was linked to a 39 percent lower risk of developing this condition.

However, drinking lots of coffee has an environmental downside. "Should doctors recommend drinking coffee to prevent disease?" This included lower risk of death from any causes, or getting heart disease.

There was less evidence for the effects of drinking decaffeinated coffee but it had similar benefits for a number of outcomes.

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