Saturday, July 18, 2009


A US research published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, that women who drink two to three cups of coffee a day can reduce heart disease by as much as 25%!

And the strange thing the study found was it only helps women and not men?.

The researchers are at a lost to explain why coffee appeared to have no effect on the death rates of men.

The study contradicted fears that coffee is bad for the health. Drinking as much as six cups a day did not raise the risk of premature death in either sex.

Those who drank decaffeinated coffee also had lower death rates than those who abstained.

The scientists were unsure whether the coffee itself was cutting the risk of dying prematurely - or whether something else in the lifestyle of female coffee drinkers protects them.

'The possibility of a modest benefit of coffee consumption on heart disease, cancer, and other causes of death needs to be further investigated.'

Coffee contains antioxidants and tannins which are good for the heart and arteries. Past studies have suggested it can also be good for the liver and help reduce the risk of asthma attacks. .

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