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Monday, April 13, 2009

Coffee and Health

On April 13, the Sydney Morning Herald published an article that discusses recent research and studies conducted in the United States that show that woman who consume coffee on a regular basis could possibly lower their risk of suffering from a stroke.

Read the article here...

What are some other health benefits from coffee?

Coffee has also been associated with helping to lower the risk of diabetes, Parkinson's disease and colon cancer. It can elevate mood and reduce headaches. It has even been shown to help prevent cavities.

Read more about the benefits here...

What are some of the negative effects of coffee?

Studies have shown that caffeine, the main ingredient in coffee, is a mildly addictive stimulant. Excessive coffee, or caffeine, consumption can lead to increased heart rate and blood pressure as well as irregular heartbeat. Studies have also shown that coffee may contribute to health issues such as cancer, osteoporosis and it could have negative effects on women's breast health.

Read more about the negative effects here...

The Web site, Positively Coffee, is dedicated to bringing countries that produce and consume coffee together and to make a positive contribution to the world of coffee. It offers information, facts and newsletters on important topics concerning coffee health.

The Positively Coffee Web site is a part of the Positive Communication Program of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), an intergovernmental organization for coffee.

What are some of your thoughts on coffee and how it effects health? Is coffee a positive or negative substance when it comes to our bodies? Share you thoughts with The Pittsburgh Coffee Pot!



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