First, I heard that coffee is associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline. Then I found out that coffee appears to lower my risk for type II diabetes.
Now it looks as if I could add “lowers your risk of stroke” to the list of good things this so-called bad habit could do for me.
In fact, according to a Swedish study published online in March in Stroke: The Journal of the American Heart Association, drinking more than one cup of coffee per day is associated with a 22% to 25% lower stroke risk!
Then a new study revealed drinking coffee can improve a women’s brainpower and performance in the office (but impairing men’s memories) and on top of that a new Harvard study of 47,911 men who reported on their coffee intake even suggests that coffee lowers the risk of prostate cancer.
Boston, MA – Men who regularly drink coffee appear to have a lower risk of developing a lethal form of prostate cancer, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. What’s more, the lower risk was evident among men who drank either regular or decaffeinated coffee.
The study was published May 17, 2011, in an online edition of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Read the abstract.
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