The amount of coffee you drink may be linked to the type of job you hold, a new study has found. Journalists and police officers top the list of the professions that consume the most coffee.
The survey covered 10,000 people in the UK, 85 percent of which said they drink at least three cups of coffee a day.
AdvertisementSeventy percent of those who drink coffee daily said that they required it to do their job well. "It seems that drinking coffee is a necessity on the job in a wide variety of professions. The highest consumers, sinking over four cups daily, were those with stressful careers: journalists consumed the most, followed closely by police officers," researchers said.
Other professions that drink a larger amount of coffee are teachers, nurses/medical staff, company executives, telesales, IT technical support, retail staff and drivers. Health experts say, coffee is one of the healthy beverages, but like all drugs, overuse of caffeine has risks.
Coffee is described as a mildly addictive stimulant. This means that people who drink coffee are likely to drink it until they reach the effect that they want. Because it is a stimulant, it can increase blood pressure. If one has too many cups of coffee in a day, it can develop major health problems, so it is important to monitor the amount of coffee you consume.
Keeping coffee consumption to only a couple of cups a day can eliminate the fear of health risks. In fact, moderately drinking coffee can help with other diseases.