There’s no yo-yo “it’s healthy,” “no it’s not” here. Two new studies suggest that drinking coffee may be good for you -- even decaf. Researchers in the U.S. and Europe report that the more coffee people drank, the less likely they were to die early from heart disease, diabetes or cancer.
While that’s great news, coffee didn't seem to have any effect on the risks of other illnesses, like the flu or Alzheimer's. Men seem to get more of a positive effect from coffee than women, though both showed reduced risk of early death. The one bad note was the risk of death from ovarian cancer may have been higher.
Both studies were done to see if ethnic background was a factor and the findings showed it isn’t! The studies were published yesterday in the "Annals of Internal Medicine."
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine