Drinking coffee fits in beautifully with healthy living. That was the energizing conclusion from a massive new review analysis that combined the data from 201 previously published studies looking at coffee consumption and health outcomes. Here are the reports “perks” at a glance:
The sweet spot overall was around 3-5 cups (not mugs) a day. There was less evidence for decaf, but it did show benefits for some outcomes. The researchers remarked that other than during pregnancy and in women with a high risk of fractures, drinking coffee is safe and tied to numerous benefits for adults.
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(BMJ, 2017; j5024 DOI: 10.1136/bmj.j5024 )