Some Health Advantages Of Being A Coffee Drinker

 By: Tim Kennedy
Many coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinkers alike are aware of the negative conceptions that exist about the beverage. Fears of its diuretic properties, its effect on blood pressure and the question of its addictiveness continue to be unfortunate staples of coffee related discussion. However, new evidence is giving light to some very health positive aspects of drinking coffee, particularly some previously unknown insight into how it can ward off and/or reduce the severity of some major diseases. In this article we will take a look at some of the major ailments that coffee has recently been shown to have significant success in defending us against.

Diabetes - An eighteen year long Harvard University study that involved over 125,000 people recently concluded that drinking coffee can positively decrease your chances of developing diabetes. The study showed that single digit likelihood decreases can be seen through the consumption of 1-3 cups of caffeinated coffee per day. Interestingly, the study also showed that massive decreases in the likelihood of developing diabetes (54% decreases for men, 30% for women) can be seen through the daily consumption of at least six cups of caffeinated coffee. "Overall, the research shows that coffee is far more healthful than it is harmful," says Tomas DePaulis, PhD, research scientist at Vanderbilt University's Institute for Coffee Studies, which conducts its own medical research and tracks coffee studies from around the world. "For most people, very little bad comes from drinking it, but a lot of good." Though those involved with the study were hesitant to recommend this level of coffee consumption as a direct means to lower your chances of developing diabetes, the finding did support a separate, Dutch run study that had similar findings, and is another in a line of hundreds of studies showing significant health advantages as a result of high rates of coffee consumption.

Parkinson's disease - No less than six studies have recently concluded on the correlation between coffee consumption and the likelihood of developing Parkinson's disease. These studies show that those who regularly consume caffeinated coffee are up to 80% less likely to eventually develop Parkinson's disease. As with the diabetes studies, these numbers only improve as coffee consumption decreases "The evidence is very strong that regular coffee consumption reduces risk of Parkinson's disease and for that, it's directly related to caffeine," said DePaulis. "In fact, Parkinson's drugs are now being developed that contain a derivative of caffeine based on this evidence."
Other diseases - Recent studies have also lent credence to theories on coffee's ability to help asthma sufferers manage their disease and control attacks in situations where medicine is not immediately available. Coffee may even have the ability to cancel out damage caused by some of our less healthy lifestyle choices. "People who smoke and are heavy drinkers have less heart disease and liver damage when they regularly consume large amounts of coffee compared to those who don't," says DePaulis. This is all in addition to increased evidence that suggests the long suspected notions that coffee can stave off headaches, increase mood and even decrease the likelihood of developing cavities.
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