New Study Finds That Coffee is Good for You

Coffee drinkers can rest assured knowing that their addiction to caffeine may actually be good for their health.

A new study released last Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine publication reveals that coffee drinkers have less risk of dying from heart disease than those who do not drink coffee.

The research was conducted on populations living in the Los Angeles and Hawaiian regions. 185,000 people in total were examined for the entirety of the study. Overall, it was found that persons who drank at least 2 cups of coffee per day had an 18 percent lower risk of dying from a heart-related disease.

This turned out to be true for most of the racial groups within the study. Native Hawaiians were the only group found to not have a drastic difference between coffee drinkers and non-coffee consumers. Both groups of Native Hawaiian people were found to have equal risk of heart disease whether they consumed coffee or not.

The study did not specify whether coffee drinkers were using cream and sugar in their coffee. However, other studies have shown that black coffee is better for your overall health–especially for protecting your liver against disease.

Finding out coffee has health benefits is great news, but don’t start guzzling down gallons of it. According to many sources, up to 4 cups of coffee is a safe and healthy number to stop at. The average cup of coffee contains about 8 ounces of black coffee in this case. More than 4 cups can lead to an upset stomach, restlessness, and headaches.

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