Drinking coffee every day linked with a lower risk of obesity and some cancers
Coffee drinkers, rejoice!
If you're fed up of hearing about how your multiple cups a day are making you jumpy or interfering with your sleep, we have some good news.
Coffee, according to a new report, actually has a myriad of health benefits.
A review of 95 different studies, published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week, has found that drinking coffee daily doesn't have a negative long-term impact on our health. In fact, it could even reduce our risk of chronic disease.
Scientists from a number of medical schools concluded that coffee, as part of a healthy diet, is associated with a lower risk of obesity. This, they say, is down to the metabolism-boosting power of caffeine.
On top of this, the review links coffee with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and a number of types of cancer, including breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Coffee is shown to positively impact mental agility and health too. The report states that coffee drinkers are less likely than others to suffer with Parkinson's disease, as well as depression.
This all sounds like an excellent excuse to drink even more java but we're not to get carried away. The scientists say that the benefits of coffee are mild and not enough to encourage non-coffee drinkers to take it up.
This new evidence comes months after the International Agency for Research on Cancer said that drinking coffee could help reduce the risk of certain cancers.
In its World Cancer Report 2020, the organisation cited evidence that coffee could help to protect from liver cancer and endometrial cancer.