Coffee: Who and What To Believe?


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Check these studies out. The first says 3-4 cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of endometrial cancer, which is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs in the US, affecting around 1 in 37 women in their lifetime. Then the second one says, 4 cups a day is linked to early death. The third claims that the risk of suicide for adults who drank between 2-4 cups of coffee each day was 50% lower when compared with adults who drank decaffeinated coffee, very little or no coffee.

Study links coffee intake with reduced risk of endometrial cancer
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/288988.php

Four cups of coffee a day linked to risk of early death
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/264778.php?sr

Drinking coffee linked to lower suicide risk in adults
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263962.php

I’m not a huge coffee drinker, but when I do indulge in a cup it’s when I’m totally exhausted and need a quick pick me up. On average, I drink about 2-3 cups a month, and I even go without it for months on end. What will my faith be? Should I start drinking coffee to prevent early death or even suicide?

There are many research studies about coffee consumption, and they can be extremely confusing. One have to wonder what and who to believe? Especially, who’s funding them. I believe in moderation. Too much of one thing is never good for anyone.

More reading:
Coffee and Cancer
Coffee and Health
9 Facts About Coffee That Will Impress Your Friends
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2 thoughts on “Coffee: Who and What To Believe?

  1. I drink 5 to 6 cups a day of coffee black nothing added, occasionally I drink a vanilla flavored coffee or hazelnut most times just the regular Colombian. I have read many of the reports, the positive reports I seem to match up.I enjoy my coffee I have no problem..I also drink a lot of water, it’s calmed me down when things around me get a little nuts, when I feel tired it helps me focus and get back to my work.
    Maybe it’s the type of coffee or the artificial sweetener…which I’m very much against…maybe the two together is toxic….I don’t think they really know for sure….
    So for now I’m going to let my body talk to me and continue to enjoy my coffee!

    • Hello Nancy! Thank you for visiting and liking my article. I enjoy drinking coffee also. My favorite way is with steamed almond milk, cinnamon and my cup has to be filled halfway with regular coffee. I’m not a huge coffee drinker, so a little keeps me up. I won’t be able to sleep with a full cup. I’m always amazed by all of these coffee study claims. I do believe the sweeteners have a negative effect as well. There are so many variables to consider. Water is awesome! Add some fresh lemons the next time. You can’t go wrong with plain water.

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