Monday, November 23, 2015

Moderate coffee drinking may be linked to reduced risk of death

It has been seen that drinking coffee daily was associated with a lower risk of deaths from Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological diseases in nonsmokers, but studies have shown that regular consumption of coffee can be included as a part of a healthy, balanced diet. A study that had been conducted on people who regularly drink less than 5 cups per day, had shown to experience a lower risk of deaths from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, Type 2 diabetes and suicide. The benefit held true for drinking caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, suggesting it's not just the caffeine providing health perks but possibly the naturally occurring chemical in the coffee beans. In general, people who frequently drank coffee were more likely to smoke and drink alcohol. To separate the effects of coffee from smoking, researchers repeated their analysis among non-smokers, and found that the protective benefits of coffee on deaths became even more evident. The study that had been conducted was not designed to show a direct cause and effect relationship between coffee consumption and dying from illness. It just looked at the benefits that coffee may have on some people instead of coffee just having a negative effect all the time. Additionally, previous studies have found inconsistent associations between coffee drinking and risk of total and cause specific death. This study also adds to the literature that moderate coffee consumption may confer health benefits. In my opinion, I believe this study is inaccurate because it does not show a direct cause and effect relationship between coffee consumption and dying from illness. There were benefits seen when consuming caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, but that does not mean it is accurate for all individuals. Everyone has handles coffee in different way, therefore not everyone will have the same results these studies have shown.

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