advantages of DRINKING COFFEE?
May 2, 2007 8:49am CST
Let's forget the negatives. What are some of its good points?
• United States
2 May 07
Many studies have been performed on the relationship between coffee consumption and many medical conditions, ranging from diabetes and cardiovascular disease to cancer and cirrhosis. Studies are contradictory as to whether coffee has any specific health benefits, and results are similarly conflicting with respect to negative effects of coffee consumption. While some health effects are those of the caffeine, others appear to be due to other components of the coffee. One fairly consistent finding has been the reduction of diabetes mellitus type 2 in coffee consumers, an association that cannot be explained by the caffeine content alone and indeed may be stronger in decaffeinated coffee. Recently, coffee was found to reduce the chances of developing cirrhosis of the liver: the consumption of 1 cup a day was found to reduce the chances by 20%, and 4 cups a day reduced the chances by 80%.
2 May 07
Obviously it keeps you awake, it could be, if used moderately (and without milk) also good (!) for your heart, if you are not diseased, as I have read somewhere. If you suffer for asthma it could help to keep your airways open, as I read on the same paper. Although, I keep using decaffeinated coffee and I think that it is better never to abuse of something.