Coffee consumption linked to health benefits, researchers claim

Georgia Reed
November 26, 2017

The findings also showed that coffee consumption was linked to lower risks of diabetes, liver disease and dementia.

The study also found that three or four cups a day may lower the chance of developing liver disease; prostate, endometrial, skin and liver cancer; as well as leukemia.

Earlier studies have suggested beneficial links between coffee drinking and liver disease.

An umbrella review, for the uninitiated, aggregates and synthesizes previous research and studies to generate a clearer understanding of what they all point to.

To carry out the study, scientists at the University of Southampton pooled the results of more than 200 studies on Java.

Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed beverages worldwide and could have positive health benefits. However, a new study suggests that drink up to four cups per day may cause more health benefits than harm.

The conclusion was made after doing an "umbrella review" of 201 observational research studies, and 17 studies based on clinical trials across various countries.

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More than three cups of coffee were linked to no harm but produced less enhanced benefits. Including lower risks of liver disease. They also urge coffee drinkers to stick to "healthy coffees", so your Venti Iced Toffee Nut Latte with Hazelnuts and White Chocolate Mocha Sauce might be off the menu.

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

But a year ago the World Health Organisation withdrew its previous warnings on the link between coffee and bladder cancer - and instead said that the drink could, in fact, help protect against certain cancers such as womb cancer and liver cancer.

However, it's worth noting that drinking a lot of coffee can also be detrimental to your health.

However, doctors warn that these findings aren't enough to advise those who aren't drinking coffee already to pick up the habit.

But it's not ALL good news on the coffee front.

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