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- In 2005, both decaf and regular coffee were associated with a decreased risk of Type 2 diabetes according to a study by Harvard School of Public Health. Tea drinkers did not see the same effect, so researchers believe the decrease is related to another mineral in the coffee bean.
- In 2010, Kaiser Permanente released findings that coffee drinkers were less likely to check in to the hospital for heart rhythm problems. Coffee drinkers, both men and women, who consumed 4 or more cups a day showed an 18% lower risk for hospitalization, while those who drank 1-3 cups a day showed a 7% decreased risk.
- Parkinson's disease
- liver cancer
Further research is needed to show an actual cause and effect relationship and to indicate the specific elements within coffee that seem to decrease the various health risks.
In the meantime, studies certainly point to benefits to drinking coffee against a wide variety of disease, so the next time someone tries to get you to cut back or stop drinking coffee, feel free point to these studies with a smile as you inhale deeply and indulge in your daily ritual.