Can a Cup a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
Seems there are some more benefits to that daily cuppa coffee than just that shot of caffeine. Mayo Clinic Researchers have just uncovered a link between drinking coffee and a lower risk of PCS – a rare autoimmune liver disease that can lead to cirrhosis of the liver, liver failure and biliary cancer. These findings are significant in that they are cluing scientists ,in to the causative factors of this and other autoimmune diseases, and directing them how to counteract these conditions more effectively.
This study is just one in a slew that demonstrate the upshot of this popular beverage. In December, the European Science Foundation reported findings that moderate coffee drinking may reduce risk of diabetes by up to 25 percent. Another study by Lund University in Sweden discovered that coffee consumption could lower the risk of breast cancer recurring in patients taking the frequently used drug Tamoxifen. And in the 2012 Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, a study explained how a moderate amount of coffee – 3 caffeinated cups daily – appears to help older adults with mild cognitive impairment not progress to Alzheimer’s disease or at least cause a significant delay in development of the disease.
So go ahead and enjoy your cup of Java!