Coffee could lower risk of multiple diseases

Coffee could lower risk of multiple diseases

POSTED: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 6:25pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 1:50pm

Research from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan University, and Wuhan Institue of Biotechnology in China shows heavy coffee drinkers have lower risk in developing a number of diseases.

Studies have shown that people that drink four cups of coffee and day have a 50% lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.  

Researchers cited the protective benefits of compounds in coffee that hinders a substance called human islet amyloid polypeptide (hiAPP), which has been linked to diabetes.

Last year, a Harvard University study found drinking coffee, either decaf or regular, can lower risk of deadly prostate cancer, and reduce the risk of developing estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer by 57%.

Coffee has also been shown to improve brain function in mice studies, making coffee a possible treatment for people with Alzheimer's disease.

Health experts don't recommend too much coffee, which can cause insomnia, upset stomach, and anxiety.

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It's better than smoking the nasty cigarettes and does not cost as much and is legal. Myself drink several cups a day and just turned half century and feel like quarter of century. Exercising is always helpful with a daily walk even in the mall or the mountains and it does wonders to my life.

More great news for coffee drinkers. I drink 2 cups per day of 1/4 caf and 3/4 decaf, and I have no problems with a bad stomach or anxiety.

"Health experts don't recommend too much coffee..."
WOW! Now THAT'S what I call Professional Reporting!
Give that Reporter a RAISE!

Is it true that taking coffee can lead to memory lose?

I do not think there has been ever a definite answer to that. However, Nikola Tesla speculated that strong coffee would excite the fine brain fibers resulting in increased mental capacity. He also went on to say with his findings that if used for long term use (most assume he meant years of use) that the strong coffee could erode those fine brain fibers or cause them to be less responsive as a result. Speculating that it could lead to brain illness over the long term.

According to the above info and other articles I've read, it appears to be just the opposite.

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