Drinking coffee cuts the risk of liver cancer and diabetes

Coffee 1How many cups of coffee a day do you drink? Could coffee be beneficial for your health?

An article published in the Daily Mail confirms the potential benefits of coffee.

According to a new study of nearly 9,000 people three cups of tea or coffee a day could lower
the risk of diabetes. The research carried out at the University College London revealed also that
coffee appeared to be linked with lower blood pressure, though it’s not clear why. (The new finding contradicts previous studies linking coffee to higher blood pressure.)

Coffee and tea drinkers have smaller waist and BMI measurements than people who consume 1 cup or less per day. A large waist, high BMI and a high blood pressure – all contribute to metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms that raise the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

University College London researchers found coffee or tea drinkers had 25 per cent fewer symptoms of metabolic syndrome, because compounds in the drink work against inflammatory chemicals.

According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the average amount of caffeine consumed in the US every day is approximately 300mg per person per day – the equivalent between 2 and 4 cups of coffee, which can promote health benefits.

Coffee acts as stimulant by activating the central nervous system. Stimulating effects of caffeine start as early as 15 min after consumption and last up to 6 hours.

A study from the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that drinking 2-4 cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of liver cancer by 50 per cent and also may halve the risk of mouth and throat cancer.

Coffee imagesMore recent research found that consuming 200mg of caffeine a day may boost long-term memory, protect against Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular disease and stroke, or may reduce suicide risk in adults.

With so much research claiming that caffeine consumption can benefit our health, it is no wonder coffee consumption is so widespread.

As we have already said, this information is rather controversial to what was said before about coffee and it's impact on people's health so make your own research on coffee before you start following any advice.


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