7 Health Benefits of Coffee

Finally some good news for those of us who prefer this savory beverage over any drug. Here comes the science:

1.) coffee (or the caffeine) can help you proof-read better–
The caffeine in coffee could actually help you to spot grammar errors, mainly due to subject-verb agreement and verb tense, according to a new study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

2.) coffee could lower depression risks in women–
That research, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, shows that women who drink two to three cups of coffee a day have a 15 percent lower risk, while women who drink four or more cups of coffee a day have a 20 percent lower risk.

3.) coffee could save your brain–
Researchers said GCSF likely has this effect because it causes stem cells in the bone marrow to come into the brain and remove the beta-amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It also has a role in forming brain cell connections and creating new brain neurons, researchers said.
.. aka fights of Alzheimers

4.) coffee could lower men’s prostate risk–
A Harvard School of Public Health study shows that men who drink six cups of coffee a day have a 60 percent decreased chance of developing a dangerous form of prostate cancer, as well as a 20 percent decreased chance of developing any other kinds of prostate cancer.

Too much for you? The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, also shows that just drinking just some coffee a day — just one to three cups — could still cut prostate cancer risk by 30 percent.

5.) coffee could ward off most common form of cancer–
New research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research conference shows that coffee could help to ward off basal cell carcinoma, the most common cancer in the world.

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that women who drink three or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day have a 20 percent lower risk of the skin cancer, while men had a 9 percent lower risk.

6.) coffee could protect you from type 2 diabetes–
Drinking coffee is associated with a lower Type 2 diabetes risk, with more coffee consumption linked to a greater decrease in risk, according to an Archives of Internal Medicine review of studies from 2009.

In that review, researchers looked at data from more than 450,000 people in 18 studies, and found that for every extra cup of coffee drank a day, a person’s risk of Type 2 diabetes decreased by 7 percent.

7.) coffee could decrease parkinson’s risk–
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day could lower the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by as much as 25 percent, according to a study published last year in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

In that review of studies, which was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers examined 26 studies that involved 125,000 British people, to find that two or three cups of coffee seemed to have the optimal effect.

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You’re welcome. Now go pour yourself another cup.. or five.

-Katy