Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Coffee facts

I came across these facts at The Green Beanery:

A study at the Harvard School of Public Health of more than 126,000 people found that men who drank more than six eight-ounce cups of caffeinated coffee per day lowered their risk of type 2 diabetes by about half, and women by nearly 30%, relative to coffee abstainers.

People who don't drink coffee have five times the risk of contracting Parkinson's as those who drank four to five cups of coffee a day, according to a study of 8,000 Japanese men reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Eight other studies likewise found that coffee protected against Parkinson's.

Studies in the United States, Japan and Italy showed that drinking three to four cups of coffee a day was associated with an 80% reduction in risk for cirrhosis of the liver, compared with drinking no coffee at all.

U.S. and Italian studies found that three or more cups of coffee a day led to
decreased prevalence of asthma.

A 10-year study of 45,000 men found that two to three cups of coffee a day
reduced the risk of developing gallstones by 40%. Psychological Science, the journal of the American Psychological Society, reported that caffeine boosted memory in elderly people who drank one or two cups of coffee in the morning by raising calcium levels in their braincells. Coffee has also been found to improve long-term memory as well as psychomotor skills.

A study by the Cancer Epidemiology Training Program at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health indicated that coffee could lower the risk of prostate cancer.

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