Three cups of coffee a day offers 'greatest benefit' to health

Drink up: Three cups of coffee a day 'may have health benefits'

Dr Robin Poole of the University of Southampton, who led the research, said coffee was "more likely to benefit health than harm".

The research showed that those who consumed java regularly had lower risks of premature death, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson's disease, depression, dementia, some cancers, type two diabetes and liver disease.

Although the review found that there was more benefit than harm from drinking coffee, the studies were not adjusted for important confounders, such as body mass index, smoking, age, alcohol use, income and education level.

There are some exceptions - my sympathies go out to women who are pregnant or at risk of fracture. In this case, the umbrella review looked at 218 existing meta-analyses:201 of them were based on observational research, while the remaining 17 were based on clinical trials. "There is a balance of risks in life, and the benefits of moderate consumption of coffee seem to outweigh the risks", he added. And, if you combined all of the research done on coffee and pooled together all of their conclusions, what would be the verdict?

At present, the researchers said pinning down exactly how coffee might have a positive impact on health was "difficult".




"Mothers-to-be need not panic but might want to limit their coffee consumption to two cups per day in line with the recent European guidelines on caffeine". More studies would be needed to determine causation and not just correlation. The greatest benefit was seen for liver conditions, such as cirrhosis of the liver. Drinking coffee beyond these amounts was not associated with harm, but the benefits were less pronounced. "Should doctors recommend drinking coffee to prevent disease?"

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.

But even if there's still a lot we don't know about the link between coffee and our health, this new study offers a wide array of other avenues to explore.

Eliseo Guallar, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said: "Moderate coffee consumption seems remarkably safe and it can be incorporated as part of a healthy diet by most of the adult population".

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