The rewards of drinking coffee keep piling up and they far out-weigh the jitters that coffee can cause! In a new study released in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, For the study, Harvard School of Public Health researchers analyzed data on 67,470 women who were a part of the Nurses’ Health Study. Findings showed that over the 26-year study period, a total of 627 cases of endometrial cancer occurred among the study participants. However, women who consumed four or more cups of coffee daily were shown to have reduce their risk for developing the disease by 25 percent when compared to those who drank an average of less than one cup per day. Women who drank two to three cups of java a day had a seven percent reduction in risk.
This is just the latest study that touts the benefits of coffee drinking. Previous studies have also linked it with reduced depression, gout, stroke, and certain types of breast cancer. Also, there has been a protective link against brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes.
There is a warning though that goes along with all this good news... if you drink your coffee with lots of sugar and milk you could be adding far too many calories to your daily diet. If you want the overwhelming health benefits of 4 or more cups a day you need to learn to drink it black!
Mon, November 28, 2011
by Alicia Prince