Why you should start drinking coffee even if you hate it!

Verified on 12/22/2022 by PasseportSanté
Pourquoi vous devriez vous mettre au café même si vous détestez !

The most widely consumed beverage in the world after water, coffee has a huge following. As well as being appreciated for its flavour, coffee has numerous health benefits. These have been the subject of numerous scientific studies. Here’s what you need to know…

Because coffee reduces the risk of death

According to a study published in August 2021 on the European Society of Cardiology website, light to moderate coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease and death from all causes.

Based on consumption data from 468,629 participants with no signs of heart disease and followed for almost 11 years, the study showed that drinking 0.5 to 3 cups of coffee a day reduced the risk of all-cause death by 12%, the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 17% and the risk of stroke by 21%.

Because coffee reduces the risk of cancer

Regular coffee consumption may reduce the risk of developing certain cancers, notably liver and colorectal cancer.

According to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer in 2007, based on the coffee-drinking habits of some 471,779 Britons over a period of more than 7 years, coffee-drinkers were on average 50% less likely to develop the most common liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) than non-coffee-drinkers.

In another study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention in 2016, researchers demonstrated that drinking two cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of developing colorectal cancer. In detail, the risk is reduced by 22% from one cup daily, by 41% with 2 to 2.5 cups of coffee a day, and by 54% for consumption of more than 2.5 cups of coffee a day.

Because it reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes

Coffee consumption may also play a role in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

According to a study published in 2009 on the Springer Science website, drinking at least 3 cups of coffee or tea a day can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Another study, published the same year on the search engine pub.Med, showed that each daily cup of coffee was associated with a 7% reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Because it reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Several studies have shown that caffeine consumption is associated with a significantly lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

This is the case of a study published in 2021 in the journal Frontiers of Ageing Neuroscience, in which researchers found that regularly consuming large quantities of coffee could slow the accumulation of the protein beta-amyloid, implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Attention !

Although coffee has many health benefits, it can also have side effects (nervousness, tachycardia, insomnia, diarrhoea…). Don’t exceed 4 cups of coffee a day, and don’t hesitate to discuss your consumption with your doctor.