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More Evidence that Coffee Promotes a Healthy Heart

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We have discussed numerous times and posted several studies that suggest coffee helps maintain a healthy heart, but we can’t emphasize the greatness of coffee enough. When new evidence and new studies appear, we have to share. Coffee is indeed good for you and your heart, and even more evidence has come to light on this topic.

The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to studying how coffee affects health, submitted a detailed report to the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation at their 2015 meeting that listed several recent studies regarding coffee and heart health. One study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology (that we happily pointed out) found that drinking three to five cups of coffee per day could reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 21%.  Continue reading

Coffee Consumption May Prevent Liver Cancer

coffee-beans-with-cup-of-coffeeAnd we have yet another wonderful, healthy reason to consume coffee: a new study has found that drinking coffee may prevent liver cancer.

The study was led by the London, UK-based World Cancer Research Fund International, which was studying the affects of nutrition and diet on liver cancer. In particular,  the research focused on alcohol causing liver cancer, of which the results were disturbing (consuming three alcohol drinks a day is enough to cause liver cancer).

Conversely, during the study, the team found that coffee consumption reduces the risk of developing liver cancer. “Both coffee and coffee extracts have also been shown to reduce the expression of genes involved in inflammation, and the effects appear to be most pronounced in the liver,” the study explained. Continue reading