Regular consumption of americanos, lattes or frothy cappucinos is associated with a lower risk of death and heart disease compared to not drinking the black stuff at all. It also decreases the risks of liver diseases, diabetes, some cancers, and dementia.
Well, luckily for them, researchers have found out that drinking three to four cups a day may actually be good for you.
Drinking as many as seven cups a day was found to be beneficial.
The "umbrella review" examined 201 studies based on observational research and 17 studies based on clinical trials. Or women who are pregnant. And this study is significant because while lower risks of liver disease, cancer, and stroke had been posited in the past, researchers had not been able to pinpoint coffee as the cause.
'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 world's most commonly consumed drinks, with an estimated 2.25billion cups drank around the world each day. Generally speaking, though, a cup isn't understood to be a full mug, which usually holds around 12 ounces of liquid (although they can be as large as 16 or even 20 ounces); a cup is only eight ounces, so two mugs of coffee (24 ounces) are roughly equivalent to around three cups of the stuff.
Most of the evidence, however, is from observational studies, which can only find probable associations but can't prove cause and effect. Coffee is available to all people drink, so its use can be a simple method of prevention of liver diseases, which often lead to death.
There was less evidence for the effects of drinking decaffeinated coffee but it had similar benefits for a number of outcomes. The greatest benefit was seen for liver conditions, such as cirrhosis of the liver.
However, drinking lots of coffee has an environmental downside.
This audit recommends ladies in danger of cracks should likewise curtail coffee. Women seem to benefit more than men with higher levels of consumption if factors like mortality from cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases are considered.