Health Benefits of Coffee


Below are some of the major findings about health, life expectancy and coffee.

Heart Disease (up to 25% reduction in mortality risk (for women))

Diabetes (up to 60% reduced risk)

Dementia (up to 65% reduced risk)

Colon Cancer (up to 25% reduced risk)

Cirrhosis (up to 80% reduced risk)

Gallstones (almost 50% reduced risk)

Parkinson’s Disease (up to 80% reduced risk – probably because of caffeine)

Headache Relief (because of the caffeine)

Asthma Relief (caffeine again)

Cavity Protection (because of anti-bacterial and anti-adhesive properties of compounds within coffee)

Read More on the Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee and Diabetes Risk Reduction

Coffee and Dementia Risk Reduction

Coffee and Life Expectancy

Sources:

Vanderbilt University’s Institute for Coffee Studies.

Does Coffee Consumption Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Individuals With Impaired Glucose? Besa Smith, MPH, Deborah L. Wingard, PHD, Tyler C. Smith, MS, Donna Kritz-Silverstein, PHD and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD. Diabetes Care 29:2395-2390, 2006.

Coffee Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An 11-Year Prospective Study of 28 812 Postmenopausal Women. Mark A. Pereira, PhD; Emily D. Parker, MPH; Aaron R. Folsom, MD. Arch Intern Med. 2006;166:1311-1316.

Coffee Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. A Systematic Revie. Rob M. van Dam, PhD; Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD JAMA. 2005;294:97-104.
Kivipelto, M. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, January 2009; vol 16: pp 85-91.

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