Coffee has been a controversial topic for many years now. For many Americans, this beverage is simply part of a morning routine and a way to get through that impending afternoon slump. However, its impact on health is frequently debated. Some claim coffee isn’t good for your health. Yet, others claim a cup of joe delivers innumerable health benefits.
Recently, a massive study of more than 200,000 women and 50,000 men was conducted. The results were unbelievable. As it turns out, participants who drank between less than a cup of coffee and three cups per day had a 6% to 8% decreased risk of dying than those who had not consumed any coffee. Participants who drank between three and five cups of coffee per day had 15% and 12% lower rates of death.
Additionally, the study concluded that coffee drinkers were almost 10% less likely to die of heart disease and between 9% and 37% less likely to die of neurological diseases like Parkinson’s and dementia. Those drinking a cup of the beverage were even met with 20% to 30% lower suicide rates. However, coffee drinkers who consumed less than one cup had a 36% increased suicide rate.
According to the findings, it didn’t matter if the coffee was caffeinated or decaf. Also, the study was primarily conducted on non-smokers, as initial findings found smoking to cancel out the positive effects. Why were the results so astounding? A link has been found that connects coffee consumption to a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Basically, now you can enjoy that morning cup of coffee guilt-free!