For centuries, coffee has made the world go round. But its health bona fides have been questioned from time to time.
Now, it seems, research has finally called a side: coffee is good for you.
One study, which followed some 400,000 people for more than a decade, found men who drank two to three cups of coffee a day were 10% less likely to have died than non-coffee drinkers; women coffee drinkers were 13% less likely to have died.
Other studies have linked regular coffee drinking to a reduced chance of getting Type 2 diabetes, oral cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer recurrences.
One thing coffee is especially good at is kicking-starting bleary-eyed mornings. Turns out coffee may also keep our brains sharp in other ways. A recent study found drinking coffee helps prevent dementia.
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