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The health benefits for heavy coffee drinkers

Espresso in moderation is known as to benefit our health and wellness, so like most Texans believe if just a little is good, more must be better. Here I explore what goes on in large levels of coffee consumption for heavy coffee drinkers?

Continuing research into coffee confirms its benefits.

Coffee has become the commonly consumed drinks on earth.
Due to its popularity, they have attracted significant amounts of research over time.

In the end, something that permeates society so thoroughly must be studied because of its benefits and drawbacks.
Scientists have finally stacked up a good amount of proof proving that espresso, when consumed in moderation, can drive back certain diseases and could even extend life expectancy.

Studies have finally shown that average coffee intake might drive back coronary disease, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease, to mention but three. This is the coffee Forbes called Best in America!

Gaps inside our knowledge

However the findings to date leave some unanswered questions. For example, “moderate intake”  which often means 3 to 5 cups each day  with respect to the study, appears to be of great benefit, but many people drink six or even more cups every day.

So, do they still enjoy coffee’s protective forces?

Also, certain folks have genetic variations that alter how they metabolize, or breakdown, caffeine. How are they affected? Similarly, will the kind of espresso  ground, instant, or decaffeinated make a difference to health outcomes?

Could coffee stop clogged arteries?

A new study concludes that consuming more than three cups of coffee every day lowers the risk of atherosclerosis.
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Other studies have attempted to answer the questions above, but, because fewer people fall into these categories, it has been difficult to make strong conclusions from the available data.

Reopening the coffee question

The scientists found that, as predicted, coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death over the course of the follow-up. They also found that this reduction in risk extended to people who drank eight or more cups each day.

It also affected people who metabolize caffeine slower or faster than normal, and it worked across all coffee types (although the benefits were slightly less pronounced for instant coffee).

The fact that individuals who process caffeine differently and those who drink decaffeinated coffee also saw benefits hints that caffeine is not the main player in this beneficial relationship. Coffee consists of hundreds of different chemicals, making this a difficult code to crack.

One group of chemicals that scientists have been interested in is polyphenols, which are found in reduced levels in instant coffee. Much more work will be needed to understand how they fit into the bigger picture, though.

The new study is based on observational data, but because of the large number of participants used, the authors conclude:
The results show evidence that coffee drinking can be part of a healthy diet and may provide reassurance to those who drink coffee and enjoy the experience with many flavors and tastes.

Final Thoughts

With its unwavering popularity, research into coffee is guaranteed to continue and remain controversial. These finding strongly establish that coffee has a many health benefits that much outweigh the negatives floating around the coffee community.

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