Since I'm a heavy coffee drinker, I'm was quite happy to read the NY Times article that says coffee reduces the risk of diabetes, heart disease and cirrhosis of the liver.
And not your wimpy one cup a day ... we are talking major coffee here ... six cups a day ... my type of people ... which studies show may reduce the risk of diabetes by 35 percent.
Decaf works as well as regular since it is something called chlorogenic acid in coffee that impacts glucose levels.
Other antioxidants reduce inflamation reducing the risk of cardiovasular problems.
The NY Times writes "researchers found that a typical serving of coffee contains more antioxidants than typical servings of grape juice, blueberries, raspberries and oranges"
Wahoo!!! I think though I'll keep that glass of wine a day though just to get my grape benefits.
Of course, there are still the negative studies like one that says more than two cups decreases blood flow to the heart especially during exercise at high altitude ... no worry about that, the excercise part, for me.
Well, you know those scientic studies ... good this week, bad the next. However, I'm going to enjoy this one for a while.
However, as the NY Times article states, don't take up swilling coffee for the health benefits. It's just a nice side benefit for those of us who drink alot ... hopefully.