Do you suffer from depression? Put down that soda and have a cup of coffee. A study of more than 250,000 adults in the U.S. suggests that drinking coffee may help to lower the risk of depression, while drinking sweetened beverages like soda increases the risk. The researchers recorded data about the participants’ consumption of coffee, tea, soda, and fruit punch.
Coffee & Health
It's an age-old debate: Is coffee harmful to your health? Is it good for you? Coffee Crossroads doesn't claim any medical expertise. We report on the research. In the famous words attributed (inaccurately) to Sgt. Joe Friday, "Just the facts, ma'am."
Researchers have reported a strong link between drinking coffee and lower risk of death from cancer of the mouth and throat. A major long-term study shows that men and women who regularly drink caffeinated coffee significantly reduce their likelihood of dying from oral or pharyngeal (throat) cancer. Those who drink more than four cups of coffee a day cut their risk of death from these cancers in half.
In a study of more than 400,000 participants, researchers have reported that coffee drinkers have lower risk of death from most major causes, with the exception of cancer. The study shows significant inverse associations of coffee consumption with deaths from all causes. Specifically, coffee drinkers have less risk of death due to heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections.