Three cups of coffee a day 'may have health benefits'

Three cups of coffee a day 'may have health benefits'

Researchers collected evidence from over 200 studies on coffee consumption and health and published the findings in the Journal.

If you are drinking three to four cups of coffee a day, you are likely to get some health benefits than those who do not drink the brew at all.

Past researches had also suggested health benefits of moderate Coffee drinking. At the same time, high consumption is associated with an increased risk of bone fractures in women, and can also lead to a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

But Prof Paul Roderick, co-author of the study, from the faculty of medicine at University of Southampton, said the review could not say if coffee intake had made the difference. Or women who are pregnant. As such, we had previously conducted two meta-analyses, one looking for links between coffee drinking and cirrhosis and another at coffee drinking and cancer of the liver.

'Roasted coffee is a complex mixture of over 1,000 bioactive compounds, some with potentially therapeutic antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antifibrotic, or anticancer effects, ' they wrote.

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At present, the researchers said pinning down exactly how coffee might have a positive impact on health was "difficult".

It's the drink many have to start the day. The greatest benefit was seen for liver conditions, like cirrhosis.

Most of the evidence, however, is from observational studies, which can only find probable associations but can't prove cause and effect. In the past, the caffeinated drink has been linked to a lower risk of endometrial, skin, prostate, and liver cancers. But existing evidence is of lower quality from observational research and randomised controlled trials are needed to strengthen the evidence of benefits. This included lower risk of death from any causes, or getting heart disease. "Should doctors recommend drinking coffee to prevent disease?" Women seem to benefit more than men with higher levels of consumption if factors like mortality from cardiovascular and coronary heart diseases are considered.

"Even with these caveats, moderate coffee consumption seems remarkably safe, and it can be incorporated as part of a healthy diet by most of the adult population."

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