9 Unique Benefits of Coffee

This Story takes an in-depth look at 9 of the top evidence-based benefits of coffee.

1. Coffee contains caffeine, a stimulant that has been shown to increase energy levels and decrease fatigue by altering levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain.

2. Regular coffee consumption may be linked to a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes over the long term.

3. Some research suggests that drinking coffee could help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and cognitive decline.

4. Coffee could help support weight management and may be linked to decreased body fat. One study also found that people who consumed coffee were more likely to be physically active.

5. Several studies have found that coffee could be linked to a lower risk of depression and may even be linked to a lower risk of death by suicide.

6. Coffee consumption could be linked to a decreased risk of death from chronic liver disease, along with other conditions, like liver scarring and liver cancer.

7. Some research shows that drinking coffee could be linked to a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and heart failure.

8. Coffee could be associated with a lower risk of death, regardless of other factors, like age, weight status, or alcohol consumption. Still, more research is needed.

9. Coffee could improve physical performance and endurance when consumed before exercising. However, some studies have turned up mixed results.

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