Another focus on all the positive health benefits of coffee for you to, um, digest. This from an online New York Times blog:
When I set out to look at the research on coffee and health, I thought I’d see it being associated with some good outcomes and some bad ones, mirroring the contradictory reports you can often find in the news media. This didn’t turn out to be the case.
Just last year, a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies looking at long-term consumption of coffee and the risk of cardiovascular disease was published. The researchers found 36 studies involving more than 1,270,000 participants. The combined data showed that those who consumed a moderate amount of coffee, about three to five cups a day, were at the lowest risk for problems. Those who consumed five or more cups a day had no higher risk than those who consumed none.
The post goes on to list the increasingly large amount of evidence that suggests coffee is potentially good for you, in moderation — and that it certainly isn’t bad.
Because (repeat after me): No coffee, no prana.
(And thanks to the few of you who passed it on to me. I’m glad my reputation is established.)
Posted by Steve