Coffee and Your Health?

For those of you who drink coffee regularly, you may be relieved to hear that coffee consumption is not associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.   In fact, researchers at Imperial College in London actually found that coffee consumption was inversely associated with the risk of a specific type of brain tumor, gliomas [1].

CONCLUSIONS: In this large cohort study, we observed an inverse association between total coffee and tea consumption and risk of glioma that was consistent with the findings of a recent study. These findings, if further replicated in other studies, may provide new avenues of research on gliomas.

In other related coffee news, is coffee bad for your health, is an article which covers a review of the effects of coffee consumption on diabetes and cardiovascular risk.

For a more detailed evaluation of the cancer risk associated with coffee consumption, the aforementioned article highlights the associations between common forms of cancer and coffee or tea consumption.

Lastly, coffee extracts have been shown to promote weight loss, though no coffee mannan products are currently available on the market yet.

Reference:

  1. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Nov;92(5):1145-50. Epub 2010 Sep 15.
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