TODAY'S PAPER
79° Good Morning
79° Good Morning
NewsHealth

Drink up: New research means more good coffee news

Four cups of coffee a day? If the amount of coffee that can help stave off diabetes is also the amount that would make you more nervous than an agoraphobic on his first sky-dive, relax. You don't have to be a full-fledged java junkie to get benefits. Just one cup brings you some protection.

It might:


1. Lower stroke risk by 30 percent. Previous studies suggested you needed more than just a cup, but new research suggests that drinking just a cup of any coffee - high-octane or decaf - may do the trick.


2. Lower cancer risk. A 13-year study of Japanese men and women found that drinking a cup or more a day was associated with 50 percent less cancers of the mouth, pharynx and esophagus than in people who didn't drink coffee.


3. More coffee does more: Two to three cups cuts the risk of all deaths by 18 percent in women and 3 percent in men. Three cups drop your risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and more may help you dodge type II diabetes.

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

More news