Drinking moderate amounts of coffee may have more benefits than risks in adults, says a new study.
A team of researchers from Ulster University in the UK reviewed1,277 studies from 1970 till date based on the effect of coffee on human health.
Consumption of 3-4 cups per day has a neutral effect on health, or can be mildly beneficial.
‘Coffee acts as a mild antidepressant and stimulates the production of neurotransmitters that play a key role in lowering your risk of depression.’
The study was conducted to list the potential health benefits and risks of coffee consumption on total mortality, cardiovascular disease, cancer, metabolic health, neurological disorders, gastrointestinal conditions and other miscellaneous health outcomes.
The findings of the study showed that moderate coffee drinking outweighed the risks in adult consumers for the majority of major health outcomes considered.
The findings were published in the journal Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety.