Coffee’s Health Benefits
The coffee was very delicious and and make you excited to perform activities in the morning, but how’s your health?
“Of course there is more news than bad news, in the case of coffee its relationship to health,” said Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The researchers did not ask for a coffee or for the sake of his health. Instead, they asked them about their coffee drinking habits. Their study can not show cause and effect. It is possible that coffee drinkers have other advantages, such as better diets, exercise more, or better protective genes. So there is no strong evidence yet. But there are signs of health benefits. Average Americans, who consume 416 8-ounce cups of coffee in 2009 (according to estimates of the World Resources Institute)
Some studies show that people who like to drink coffee, compared to those without, has the following advantages:
- Preventing Type 2 DiabetesHu perform data on coffee and type 2 diabetes “pretty solid,” is based on more than 15 studies published.In 2005, the teams ‘nine’ Hu conducted a study on coffee and diabetes type 2. More than 193,000 people, those who said they drank more than six or seven cups per day were 35% more likely to have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes remedy than those who drank less than two cups a day. There is a 28% lower risk for those who drank 4-6 cups a day. The findings held regardless of sex, weight, or geographical location (USA or Europe).
- How coffee prevent diabetes?“This is one package,” said Hu. He pointed antioxidants, nutrients that help prevent tissue damage caused by molecules called oxygen free radicals. “We know that coffee has a very strong antioxidant capacity,” said Hu.
Coffee also contains minerals such as magnesium and chromium, which helps the body use the hormone insulin, which controls blood sugar (glucose). In type 2 diabetes, the body loses its ability to use insulin and regulate blood sugar effectively.
That’s probably not caffeine, though. Based on the study of low-caffeine coffee, “I think we can say that the benefits are not possible because of the caffeine,” said Hu.
- Preventing Depression in WomenWomen who drink several cups of caffeinated coffee have a lower risk of suffering from depression than women not drink coffee, according to the Harvard study.The study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, showed that women who drank 2-3 cups of coffee a day had a 15 percent lower risk, while women who drank four or more cups of coffee a day had a 20 percent lower risk.
- fixing MoodResearch Dr. Albert Ascherio HuffPost said earlier that “caffeine is known to affect the brain,” because “the transmitter modulates the release of mood.””I’m not saying we are on the road to find new ways to prevent depression,” he said. “But I think you can be assured that if you drink coffee, the result appears as a positive thing.”
- Reduce Risk of Heart Disease and StrokeCoffee can overcome some of the risk factors of heart attack and stroke. First, there is the potential effect on the risk of type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Additionally, coffee has been associated with reduced risk of heart rhythm problems (heart attack and stroke) in men and women, and a lower risk of stroke in women.In a study of about 130,000 members of the Kaiser Permanente health plan, those who reported drinking 1-3 cups of coffee per day were 20% less likely to be hospitalized for abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) than nondrinkers, regardless of other risk factors ,
- Help Prevent Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s“For Parkinson’s disease, the data is always very consistent: the higher coffee consumption was associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson’s,” Hu told WebMD. It seems indeed caused by caffeine, although exactly how that works is not clear, Hu noted.However, researchers have yet to determine whether there is “something” that interacts with caffeine to increase the level of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF). Researchers say GCSF may have this effect because it causes stem cells in the bone marrow to flow into the brain and remove the beta-amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It also has a role in forming brain cell connections and create new brain neurons, the researchers said.Coffee has also been associated with a reduced risk of dementia, including penyakitAlzheimer. A 2009 study from Finland and Sweden to 1,400 people for about 20 years reported drinking 3-5 cups of coffee a day had a 65% prevented from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, compared with non-drinkers or never at all.
- Helps Prevent CancerIndeed, the cancer protective effect of coffee was weaker than for diabetes type 2. However, “for cases of liver cancer, I think that this is the data that is very consistent,” said Hu.Studies published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, also shows that with just a cup of coffee just a few days, only one to three cups, they can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 30 percent.New research presented at the conference of the American Association for Cancer Research
shows that coffee can help ward off basal cell carcinoma, the most common cancer in the world.Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical Schoolmenemukan that women who drank three or more cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 20 percent lower risk of skin cancer, while men had a 9 percent lower risk.
- Benefit for PregnancyIn August 2010, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) stated that moderate caffeine intake – less than 200 mg per day, or about the amount in 12 ounces of coffee – does not have a major effect causes of miscarriage, premature babies, or fetal growth.But the effect of a larger dose of caffeine is not known, and other studies have shown that pregnant women who drink a lot of cups of coffee every day can be at greater risk of having a miscarriage than non-drinkers or moderate drinkers. Again, it is not clear whether the coffee is responsible for it. So, it is better to avoid it.
Calories and urine; Coffee Side Effects
You will not break your calorie diet if consumed coffee, except for adding ‘decoration’, such as sugar, kreamer, chocolate, etc. According to the web site myfoodapedia.gov – part of the US Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy’s section and Promotion – 6-ounce cup of black coffee only contains 7 calories. If you add liquid nondairy creamer, will be 48 calories. A teaspoon of sugar also will add about 23 calories.
Drink lots of coffee does make more frequent trips to the bathroom. Caffeine is a mild diuretic that makes you urinate more than usual. Decaffeinated coffee has about the same effect on urine production such as water. Coffee contains acids that can make heartburn.