3 coffees a day do 'more health than harm'

Bryan Strickland
November 25, 2017

The good news is that overall, coffee consumption was determined to be "generally safe within usual levels of intake" - but if you're you want to get even more specific, the sweet spot was three to four cups a day. Coffee drinking is also associated with lower risk of some cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia.

The University of Southampton researchers collected data on the impact of coffee on all aspects of the human body, taking into account more than 200 studies - most of which were observational.

Moderate coffee drinking is protected, and three to four mugs a day may have some medical advantages, as indicated by an expansive audit of past examinations, in the BMJ.

However, they say drinking coffee in pregnancy may be associated with harms, and may be linked to a very small increased risk of fracture in women.

The study was led Robin Poole, a public health specialist at the University of Southampton.

It says those who drink more than this each day run the risk anxiety, sleeplessness, heart rhythm disturbances or heart failure.

And coffee drinkers may have healthier livers and better glucose control than non-coffee drinkers.

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Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed beverages worldwide and could have positive health benefits.

Furthermore, as Eliseo Guallar noted in an editorial about the study published in BMJ, we're still just looking at a lot of correlation - not at causation. But existing evidence is of lower quality from observational research and randomised controlled trials are needed to strengthen the evidence of benefits.

The most grounded advantages of coffee utilization were seen in lessened dangers of liver disease, including growth. This included lower risk of death from any causes, or getting heart disease.

"Factors such as age, whether people smoked or not and how much exercise they took could all have had an effect", he said.

Finally, Guallar cautions that drinking coffee is sometimes linked with less healthful habits, such as eating sugary cakes or other fatty products.

"There is an adjust of dangers in life, and the advantages of moderate utilization of coffee appear to exceed the dangers", he said.

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