Coffee consumption: more benefits than risks

A research investigating the safety of everyday coffee drinking has been published in the The British Medical Journal. The researchers have analyzed over 200 studies and have concluded that drinking two or three cups per day – that is 400mg – helps reduce the risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease. Consuming larger amounts of coffee, instead, has not proven to be risky for health, however it yields less benefits. Additionally ,coffee consumption reportedly helps reduce the risk of liver diseases – such as fibrosis and cirrhosis – type-2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Adverse effects of coffee have been found only in women as it increases the risk of fractures and – of course – is not beneficial during pregnancy. (Source: BMJ)