If you are drinking three to four cups of coffee a day, you are likely to get some health benefits than those who do not drink the brew at all.
A new study which looked at nearly 220 studies on this brew found that moderate coffee drinkers are likely to have reduced risk of diseases like cancer, cirrhosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
The study conducted by researchers led by Robin Poole, a specialist registrar in public health at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, noticed greatest risk reduction for liver cirrhosis.
However the study authors warn that most existing studies on the benefits of coffee are “of lower quality,” as they are merely observational and do not explain causality.
The findings of the study were published in well-known international medical journal The BMJ.
“Coffee consumption seems generally safe within usual levels of intake, with summary estimates indicating largest risk reduction for various health outcomes at three to four cups a day, and more likely to benefit health than harm” according to the researchers.
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Coffee is a drink made from roasted coffee beans. Coffee beans are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant.
Three cups of coffee per day lowered the risk of coronary heart disease by 19 percent, and that of mortality from stroke by 30 percent, reported health portal Medical News Today.
A high intake of this brew was linked with an 18 percent decrease in cancer risk, compared with a low intake, it says.
Past researches had also suggested health benefits of moderate Coffee drinking.
Doctors however advice the pregnant women, children, people with heart disease or peptic ulcers, and those who are elderly to restrict caffeine.