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Drinking Four Cups Of Coffee A Day May Have Health Benefits

Drinking Four Cups Of Coffee A Day May Have Health Benefits

However, Eliseo Guallar of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said, "Doctors should not recommend drinking coffee to prevent disease - and people should not start drinking coffee for health reasons as there is substantial uncertainty about the effects of higher levels of intake".

DRINKING three daily cups of coffee is good for your health, a definitive study claims.

However the authors of the study also point out that the potential health benefits are not universal, with coffee consumption by pregnant women linked to a higher risk of miscarriage.

The research, which extracted evidences from over 200 past studies on the matter, also discovered that drinking coffee was linked to lower risks of diabetes, liver disease, some cancers, and even dementia.

"That said, our results suggest moderate coffee drinking - up to around three cups per day - is not detrimental to your health, and that incorporating coffee into your diet could have health benefits".

"A new study has demonstrated that moderate coffee drinking is more likely to be beneficial than harmful to health."
The greatest benefit was seen for liver conditions, like cirrhosis.

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To better understand the effects of coffee consumption on health, a team led by Robin Poole, from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, carried out an umbrella review of 201 studies. Of those studies, only 17 were clinical trials, and the rest were observational research.

Coffee drinkers were also found to experience lower risks of premature death and heart disease.

It's not really shocking that coffee is one of the most consumed beverages globally - millions of people drink it before starting their day jobs, and they refill their cups throughout the day.

"Factors such as age, whether people smoked or not and how much exercise they took could all have had an effect", Professor Paul Roderick, co-author of the study, told BBC.

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"Mothers-to-be need not panic but might want to limit their coffee consumption to two cups per day in line with the recent European guidelines on caffeine". Finally, coffee is often consumed with products rich in refined sugars and unhealthy fats, 'and these may independently contribute to adverse health outcomes, ' he adds.