Researchers from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta have some encouraging news for coffee drinkers. Don’t feel bad about drinking those four cups of java to get through the workday—those cups may be decreasing your risk of deadly mouth cancer by 50-percent!
The benefits of coffee have been linked to the natural antioxidants within each cup o’ Joe, which offer protective effects that extend to lowering the risk of certain types of cancer (such as bowel and mouth cancers), as well as decreasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and even stroke.
This signals hope for those of us who pound more than four cups of coffee each day—even for those who smoke or consume alcohol!
However, researchers remind us that drinking excessive amounts of coffee does have its downfalls. For instance:
- Consuming too much caffeine can increase the heart rate to dangerous levels
- Excessive amounts of coffee heighten blood pressure
- Pregnant women are advised to restrict coffee drinking to avoid low weight births
Source: Times of India