August 16, 2006

Good to hear: Benefits of my liquid addiction!

Coffee as a Health Drink? Studies Find Some Benefits is the headline of this NY Times article.

Coffee is not usually thought of as health food, but a number of recent studies suggest that it can be a highly beneficial drink. Researchers have found strong evidence that coffee reduces the risk of several serious ailments, including diabetes, heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver.

Larger quantities of coffee seem to be especially helpful in diabetes prevention. In a report that combined statistical data from many studies, researchers found that people who drank four to six cups of coffee a day had a 28 percent reduced risk compared with people who drank two or fewer. Those who drank more than six had a 35 percent risk reduction.

I typically drink two travel mugs of coffee each morning, sometimes more during the school year. And it's a recent thing for me -- I didn't start drinking coffee regularly until about ten years ago, which is weird in itself considering my wife is from Costa Rica, home of the world's best coffee.

Posted by Hube at August 16, 2006 09:27 AM | TrackBack

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