Roundup of Diseases that Coffee May Prevent

Coffee cup and cezve for turkish coffeeWe’re back today with a “roundup” of diseases for which coffee has recently been shown to prevent. After years of hearing bad news about our favorite beverage, discount cialis it is simply mind-boggling that now researchers are saying it’s OK to keep drinking coffee. In fact, viagra generic it looks like some of us should drink more, because four cups a day has been mentioned in several studies as having the most preventive effects.

 

 

  1. Alzheimer’s

A study conducted at the at the University of Kuopio, Finland found that people who consume coffee regularly (3-5 cups of coffee/day) are at a 65 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s than those who don’t. The caffeine content in coffee helps inhibit the formation of amyloid plaques and neurofibrulary tangles in the brain, which are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s.

 

  1. Skin Cancer

A recent study from the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the US National Cancer Institute showed that drinking four cups of coffee a day may lower the risk for the most severe type of skin cancer, malignant melanoma. The researchers noted that regular coffee drinkers who drank four cups or more per day had a 20 percent lower risk of developing skin cancer than those who drank less coffee.

 

  1. Depression

Another recent study that followed 50,000 women between the ages of 35 and 50 discovered that women who consumed two to three cups of caffeinated coffee a day were 15 percent less likely to develop depression symptoms. Researchers are planning further studies to see whether normal coffee consumption might help prevent or treat depression.

 

  1. Diabetes

A recent meta-study followed 450,000 people discovered that a daily cup of coffee intake is linked to a 7 percent lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Caffeine, caffeic acid, and chlorogenic acid are the three main compounds in coffee that are responsible for this reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes.

This is a huge finding because Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes. 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases in adults are Type 2.

 

  1. Death

So death isn’t really a disease, but research seems to suggest that coffee might be the key to living longer. A study following 400,000 Americans between the ages of 50 and 70 found that people who consumed two to three cups of caffeinated coffee per day had a 10 to 15 percent lower risk of death in the next 13 years that those who don’t consume coffee. Researchers think the antioxidants in coffee protect the body from free radicals.

 

  1. Mouth Cancer

A study from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta found that coffee consumption prevents mouth cancer. This was true regardless of how much alcohol was consumed or how much the person smoked. Researchers think that antioxidants found in coffee help prevent mouth cancer. These findings are also in line with the study mentioned above that posited that antioxidants in coffee prevent cancer.

 

  1. Liver Cancer

The study we mentioned in number 6 above also mentioned alcohol consumption. Perhaps in the future doctors will recommend four cups of coffee the morning after a big night of partying to prevent damage to your liver.