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Coffee Keeps You Awake - And Alive, Too
Condensed by L.D. Ramirez (sourced from a CNN News article by Lisa Drayer)
Coffee is loaded with antioxidants - compounds that help reduce the risk of several diseases.
In a new observational study involving close to 20,000 individuals, people who consumed at least four cups of coffee daily had a 64% lower risk of early death compared to those never or rarely consumed it.
These findings echo the recent results of another large observational study, which found that coffee drinkers appear to live longer, regardless of whether they consume regular or decaf.
Coffee has also been shown to reduce the risk of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, liver disease, colorectal cancer, Alzheimer's and skin cancer.
While coffee consumption may appear to be healthful for many, others should proceed with caution. Pregnant women, for example, should cautiously limit their intake of caffeinated coffee. If you have any heart conditions, you should also limit your coffee and caffeine consumption.
As for coffee's effects on bone health, caffeine in coffee can lead to calcium loss, but it is probably not worth worrying about.