About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

People Who Drink Coffee are Less Likely to Die from Certain Diseases

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on November 17, 2015 at 5:37 PM
Font : A-A+

 People Who Drink Coffee are Less Likely to Die from Certain Diseases

People who drink three to five cups of caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee per day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease, suggested researchers at the Harvard University Chan School of Public Health.

For the study, researchers compared people who do not drink coffee, or drank less than two cups daily, to those who reported drinking 'moderate' amounts of coffee, or up to five cups daily. The study did not prove a cause-and-effect for coffee and the reduced likelihood of certain diseases, but uncovered an apparent link that aligns with previous research, and that researchers would like to probe further.

Advertisement


First author Ming Ding, a doctoral student in the Department of Nutrition, said, "Bioactive compounds in coffee reduce insulin resistance and systematic inflammation. That could explain some of our findings. However, more studies are needed to investigate the biological mechanisms producing these effects."

No protective effect was found against cancer in this study. Some previous research has pointed to a link between coffee consumption and a lower risk of certain types of cancers.
Advertisement

The study said, "In the whole study population, moderate coffee consumption was associated with reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease, and suicide."

However, the experts have warned that coffee may not be right for everyone. Senior author Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard, said, "Regular consumption of coffee can be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet. However, certain populations such as pregnant women and children should be cautious about high caffeine intake from coffee or other beverages."

The study is published in the November 16 edition of Circulation.

Source: AFP
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Bubbles and Brews - Alcohol Facts Death Facts Pancreatitis Caffeine and Decaffeination Coffee Coffee, Caffeine and Your Health Top Health Tips to Overcome Tiredness Seven Surprisingly Healthy Foods 

Most Popular on Medindia

Find a Hospital Diaphragmatic Hernia Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Noscaphene (Noscapine) Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Vent Forte (Theophylline) Hearing Loss Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Post-Nasal Drip Drug Side Effects Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

People Who Drink Coffee are Less Likely to Die from Certain Diseases Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests