Why Coffee is Healthy For You?


Coffee Health Benefits

Here we've listed articles from various newspapers and magazines about the health benefits of coffee.  Be sure to cross-check, cross-reference, and of course, check with your doctor before making any major changes in your coffee consumption!

  • CTV Canada  "Darker coffee roasts may have more antioxidants" (Feb-11)
  •  "Coffee May Lower Uterine Cancer Risk, Study Says" (May-10)
  • Health:  "Coffee: Is it healthier than you think?" (Apr-10)
  •  "Coffee Improves HDL Cholesterol Levels" (Apr-10)
  • Wired Magazine: "Why Dark Coffee Is Easier on Your Stomach" (Mar-10)
  • Business Week: "Coffee Drinking May Lower Stroke Risk" (Feb-10)
  • New York Times: "Fighting Diabetes With Lots of Espresso." (Dec-09)
  •  "Study Shows Drinking Coffee Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes" (Jun-09)
  • New York Times: "Sorting Out Coffee's Contradictions." (Aug-08) (must be member, free to sign up). See below for entire article.
  • "Coffee could slow mental decline in old men."(Aug-06)
  • Daily Mail (UK): "Can coffee fend off diabetes?"(Jun-06)
  • CBS News: "Coffee: Health Drink For Older Women?"(May-06)
  • MSNBC: "Coffee may fight breast cancer for some women."(Apr-06)
  • ABC News: "Study: Drinking Coffee Has Health Benefits."(Aug-05)
  • USA Today: "Study touts coffee's health benefits."(Aug-05)
  • WebMD: "Coffee: The New Health Food?"

New York Times Article
"Sorting Out Coffee’s Contradictions"

By JANE E. BRODY   Published: August 5, 2008

When Howard D. Schultz in 1985 founded the company that would become the wildly successful Starbucks chain, no financial adviser had to tell him that coffee was America’s leading beverage and caffeine its most widely used drug.  The millions of customers who flock to Starbucks to order a double espresso, latte or coffee grande attest daily to his assessment of American passions.

Although the company might have overestimated consumer willingness to spend up to $4 for a cup of coffee — it recently announced that it would close hundreds of under-performing stores — scores of imitators that now sell coffee, tea and other products laced with caffeine reflect a society determined to run hard on as little sleep as possible.

But as with any product used to excess, consumers often wonder about the health consequences.  And researchers readily oblige.  Hardly a month goes by without a report that hails coffee, tea or caffeine as healthful or damns them as potential killers.

Can all these often contradictory reports be right?  Yes.  Coffee and tea, after all, are complex mixtures of chemicals, several of which may independently affect health.

So enjoy a cup or two!

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