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Tutorial Coffee: Health Benefits, Nutritional Information

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by Chyse, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Chyse

    Chyse Honorary Poster Established

    1 ) Coffee and diabetes

    Coffee may be protective against type 2 diabetes. Researchers at UCLA identified that drinking coffee increases plasma levels of the protein hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). SHBG controls the biological activity of the body's hormones (testosterone and estrogen ) which play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes. 4
    Dr. Simin Liu, one of the authors of the study, said that an "inverse association" exists between coffee consumption and risk for type 2 diabetes.
    Increased coffee consumption may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes - the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers gathered data from three studies. In these studies, the diets of the participants were evaluated using questionnaires every 4 years, with participants who reported having type 2 diabetes filling out additional questionnaires. In total, 7,269 study participants had type 2 diabetes.
    The researchers found that the participants who increased their coffee intake by more than one cup a day (on average, an increase of 1.69 cups per day) over a 4-year period had an 11% lower type 2 diabetes risk over the subsequent 4 years, compared with people who did not change their intake.

    2 ) Coffee and Parkinson ' s disease

    Researchers in the U.S. carried out a study that assessed the link between coffee consumption and Parkinson's disease risk. The authors of the study concluded that "higher coffee and caffeine intake is associated with a significantly lower incidence of Parkinson's disease". 5
    In addition, caffeine in coffee may help control movement in people suffering from Parkinson's , according to a study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) that was published in the journal

    3 ) Coffee and liver cancer

    Italian researchers found that coffee consumption lowers the risk of liver cancer by about 40%. In addition, some of the results suggest that if you drink three cups a day, the risks are reduced by more than 50%. 7
    The lead author of the study, Dr. Carlo La Vecchia, from Milan's Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, said "our research confirms past claims that coffee is good for your health and particularly the liver."

    4 ) Coffee and liver disease

    Regular consumption of coffee is linked to
    a reduced risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) , a rare autoimmune disease of the bile ducts in the liver. 8
    In addition, coffee consumption can lower the incidence of cirrhosis of the liver for alcohol drinkers by 22%, according to a study at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, California, USA.
    The authors of the study concluded that the results "support the hypothesis that there is an ingredient in coffee that protects against
    cirrhosis , especially alcoholic cirrhosis." 9
    Research published in the journal
    Hepatology in April 2014, suggested that
    drinking coffee is linked to a decreased liver cirrhosis death risk. The researchers suggested that drinking two or more cups of coffee every day can reduce the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66%. 16
    A study published in the journal Hepatology indicates that drinking decaf coffee also lowers liver enzyme levels, suggesting the benefits are not linked to caffeine content.

    5 ) Coffee and heart health

    Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard School of Public Health, concluded that
    drinking coffee in moderation protects against heart failure . They defined 'in moderation' as 2 European cups (equivalent to two 8-ounce American servings) per day. 10
    People who drank four European cups on a daily basis had an 11% lower risk of heart failure, compared to those who did not.
    The authors stressed that their results "did show a possible benefit, but like with so many other things we consume, it really depends on how much coffee you drink."

    Written by Joseph Nordqvist
  2. I love coffee. Can't start a day without coffee. :p
    Chyse likes this.
  3. OH nga ako rin pero paano na ngayon...higher tax na raw. pwede sa softdrinks, wag lang sa coffee please.
  4. The way our government runs today. May mapupuntahan yung tax mo. Tsaka hindi naman po siguro aabot ng P100 yung increase if ever. I'm exaggerating I know. :p
  5. logshotz

    logshotz PHC Contributor Established

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    nice info.. but too much is not too beneficial at all times..
  6. dmjcsi

    dmjcsi Enthusiast Established

    ako parang hindi kumpleto araw ko pag hindi ako nakainum ng coffee.. maraming salamt sa info ts.
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