Coffee consumption emerges as beneficial for public health

Saturday, 25 Nov, 2017

It's the drink many have to start the day.

However, doctors warn that these findings aren't enough to advise those who aren't drinking coffee already to pick up the habit.Just that people who are already drinking that much don't necessarily need to stop. Our research group has an interest in liver conditions.

Higher intake of coffee may prevent liver damage!

This review suggests women at risk of fractures should also cut back on coffee.

And they are calling for rigorous clinical trials on coffee intake to find out more about the potential benefits to health.

There was less evidence for the effects of drinking decaffeinated coffee, but it had similar benefits, they said.

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.

New analysis shows the popular beverage is associated with a lower risk of death with the largest reduction in risk coming from three cups a day. Drinking coffee beyond these amounts was not associated with harm, but the benefits were less pronounced.

Coffee benefits populations with high risk of developing heart disease, but is also linked to reduced risk of diabetes, dementia, and various forms of cancer. We also found that it was associated with a lower risk of getting some types of cancer, Parkinson's disease, depression and Alzheimer's disease.

They wrote: 'Coffee is highly consumed worldwide and could have positive health benefits, especially in chronic liver disease.

The EU's food safety watchdog advised a daily limit of 400mg for adults in its first guidelines on caffeine intake in 2015.

The drink is more likely to ward off disease than to cause harm, according to the most comprehensive report yet conducted.

Findings of our umbrella review should be interpreted with caution.

However, But Prof Paul Roderick, co-author of the study, said it was hard to ascertain whether coffee had made the difference.

The research also contains some detail on the difference in coffee preparation. It's not about sugar, syrups, biscuits, cakes and pastries.

And coffee drinkers may have healthier livers and better glucose control than non-coffee drinkers. Read the original article.