You may remember our blog post BACK TO IT waaaay back in January when we talked about the health benefits coffee has to offer. Well, it seems the mainstream media is just catching up to us now. There’s been a veritable rash of articles lately extolling the benefits of coffee. Okay, well truth be told those articles are being written because a rash of new studies have just been released but allow us our little fantasy on this won’t you?
A few weeks ago brought news of a Swedish study linking coffee consumption with a reduction in the risk of developing a certain type of breast cancer. The researchers found that post-menopausal women who consumed more than 5 cups of the mighty bean juice were 50% less likely to develop Er negative (non-hormone responsive) type breast cancer than non- coffee drinkers.
More recently a group of Harvard researches announced in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that coffee consumption actually reduces a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer. Add this to the studies linking your daily joe with a “decreased risk of gallstones, type 2 diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease, as well as lower rates of disease progression in liver cancer and ” you’ve got enough ammo to keep the coffee haters at bay for a long, long time.
Now here’s a caveat: we’re not recommending that you start drinking five cups or more a day to keep disease at bay but just in case you’re like a lot of people and think of your coffee as a vice, keep these studies in mind and enjoy!
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