Coffee is Good for a Woman's Mental Health
New research from the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who consume four cups of coffee per day are 20 percent less like to have depression, compared with women who rarely drank coffee. The research involved over 50,000 women, who were studied for almost a 25-year period.
The research specifically looked at coffee, which accounts for 80 percent of caffeine use. Although, the research did take some account of overall caffeine consumption. This research also DOES NOT definitely prove that coffee cures, prevents, or reduces the risk of depression. More studies are needed to determine those conclusions.
The only thing missing from this research is the definition of "one cup" of coffee (a Google search doesn't warrant much either). Is one cup considered what fits in a coffee mug? Is it it a standard measurement, like 12 ounces, eight ounces, or the one cup were all familiar with when cooking or baking? One glass of water is considered to be eight ounces. Why doesn't coffee have that same measurement? Women, such as myself, drink a lot of coffee. How do we know if were drinking four cups or not if we don't even know how much one cup is?