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Should I drink more coffee?

by | May 18, 2015 | Kidney Cancer UK News

For years we have been told that coffee is bad for us, but the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has unveiled strong evidence that drinking three to five cups a day is harmless and can even counteract some severe illnesses
It is the world’s most popular drink after water. But do you think you should cut down? That more than a couple of cups isn’t good for you? Isn’t coffee linked to pancreatic and kidney cancer, and doesn’t it make your blood pressure go through the roof? Prepare to be amazed. Somehow coffee has made it on to the healthy list. The latest US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee says there is strong evidence that drinking three to five cups a day (or up to 400mg/d caffeine) does no harm at all and that research consistently shows that coffee reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. There’s also evidence that coffee protects you from Parkinson’s disease. High-caffeine drinks, however, are not the same as coffee and should be avoided by adolescents and drunk sparingly by adults. These drinks have sufficient amounts of caffeine to cause insomnia, jitteriness and palpitations. But coffee doesn’t seem, in reasonable amounts, to do any harm at all. So can we all stop worrying and order another cup?
The solution………………. read the full article here
If you have any concerns regarding your coffee consumption and your health, always seek advice from your GP.

<a href="" target="_self">Malcolm Packer</a>

Malcolm Packer

Malcolm is Chief Executive Officer at Kidney Cancer UK and Kidney Cancer Scotland and has worked with the charity in various capacities for over 15 years.