Good Morning! Do You Drink Coffee? How Much?
The media loves to talk about vices turned virtues, and an article like this one in the Daily Beast that asks “Can Coffee Save Your Life?” is no different. But, as an admitted lover of the brew, I am always excited to see new studies on its supposed health benefits. According to this piece, it has over a dozen “miraculous” benefits. Read the full thing, or see my abridged list below.
There seem to be some meaningful stats, but could coffee drinkers be benefiting from other lifestyle choices? Probably. And while six cups may reduce chance of diabetes, what in the heck is it doing to anxiety levels?
Do you believe the hype? Are you a coffee lover or hater?
Some stats from the piece:
1. Drinking more than three cups a day has shown to reduce a certain kind of skin cancer in 20% of women.
2. Drinking one to five cups lowers risk of stroke by 25%.
3. Drinking four cups a day reduces risk of depression in women by 20%
4. Drinking more than six cups (six cups!) a day means you’re 35% less likely to get type 2 diabetes than those who drink a measly two cups. (Yeah, cause who has time to eat when they’re drinking that much coffee.)
5. Drinking more than four cups a day reduces risk of developing liver cirrhosis by 80%.