If you like your java, you’ll want to hear the latest piece of research on the links between coffee, disease and death.
According to the study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine caffeine lovers can be reassured that coffee does not increase their risk of death. As a matter of fact, the research showed coffee has a positive effect on women. Those who drank four or five cups a day had a substantially lower risk of dying of any cause than those who didn’t drink any. That may be because coffee’s antioxidants are thought to have anti-inflammatory properties and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
But sorry guys. For male coffee drinkers, the apparent benefits were not large enough to be considered significant.
The research also showed coffee had no impact on cancer risk. It’s the latest piece of scholarship to rehabilitate a long-time nutritional bad boy. But the researchers are being cautious about the benefits. So while they say there’s no reason to think we have to kick the habit for good health, they also say it’s certainly not a good idea to START drinking coffee.