Why is there resistance to the idea that coffee benefits your health?
Almost thirty years ago researchers at Harvard University announced a connection between coffee consumption and cancer.
A few years later they retracted the study and recognized that the findings were flawed.
However, since that first study and the media frenzy that followed, coffee has been labeled with the stigma of being unhealthy.
In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.
As you can see from the links to other pages at the end of this page, coffee can help in the prevention and treatment of diseases and illnesses as varied as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, liver disease, skin cancer, Parkinsons's disease and more.
Consider this news item...
Coffee Health Risks: For the moderate drinker, coffee is safe says Harvard Women’s Health Watch.
Despite 20 years of reassuring research, many people still avoid caffeinated coffee because they worry about its health effects. However, current research reveals that in moderation—a few cups a day—coffee is a safe beverage that may even offer some health benefits.
The latest research has not only confirmed that moderate coffee consumption doesn't cause harm, it's also uncovered possible benefits. Coffee may reduce the risk of developing gallstones, discourage the development of colon cancer, improve cognitive function, reduce the risk of liver damage in people at high risk for liver disease, and reduce the risk of Parkinson's disease. Coffee has also been shown to improve endurance performance in long-duration physical activities.
Source: Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School, 2006.
And they say there are no coffee benefits when it comes to health?
There is a great deal of research that shows drinking a few cups of coffee a day can be good for you. It not only protects you against a variety of serious diseases, but can also bring a lot of pleasure into your life.
In fact, if coffee were discovered today, it would likely be applauded as the greatest health elixir of all time. It not only tastes good, perks us up and sharpens our minds...but it also protects us against some of the most feared of today’s diseases.
Browse through the various pages below. You'll be amazed by the number of ways in which coffee can benefit your health.
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About the author: Nick Usborne, aka Coffee Detective, is a writer and long-time coffee enthusiast. Read more…