Having coffee in moderate amounts may save you. Or at least curb the risk of premature death due to type 2 diabetes, neurological disease, cardiovascular disease or even prevent you from suicide.
This is the main finding of a recently published study stemming from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. A number of previous studies have brought joy to coffee lovers. Drinking coffee in moderate amounts keeps kidney problems away, may help your heart, keep you alert when need be and plenty of others. This study comes to add to the growing body of evidence that coffee is really not that bad.
Of course, drinking coffee in moderate amounts can be understood differently by different people. Also, if you’re not into a steaming hot of black coffee in the morning or two to five cups throughout the day, this is not an indication that you should start drinking coffee.
For everyone else, rejoice. Having coffee in moderate amounts may save you. And the finding applies to both regular coffee and decaf. As such, the benefits are not linked to caffeine, but rather to the coffee beans by themselves. Although the researchers weren’t able to pinpoint the link between drinking coffee in moderate amounts and curbing the risk of premature death, the results are telling.
Studying coffee consumption for people in three studies and their health records, the researchers crunched the numbers and this was the conclusion. An exciting beneficial association between drinking coffee in moderate amounts and curbing the risk of premature death. The studies used for this dataset included 74,980 women, 93,054 women and 40,557 men. These are the Nurses’ Health study 1, Nurses’ Health study 2 and Health Professionals Follow-up Study. The data gathered spanned 30 years.
While the Harvard study isn’t pinpoint a cause-effect relationship, Doctor Ming Ding with the Department of Nutrition explained that the bioactive compounds that can be found in coffee might be a reason for which it is so efficient. It reduces insulin resistance and thus reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and premature death due to the disease.
At the same time, moderate coffee consumption keeps cardiovascular disease and neurological disease at bay. These findings come in addition to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Report stating that coffee is a safe and healthy component of a healthy diet.
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