This question is still one of the most asked question among coffee lovers, is it healthy? or does it shorten your lifespan?
In a recent observational study involving around 185 thousand individuals, men and women from all races and colors, African Americans, Native Hawaiians, Japanese Americans, Latinos, and whites aged 45 to 75 years at recruitment known to usually take at least 4 cups of pure coffee every day –which could seem like a lot, the scientists came to a conclusion that these people are 64% less likely to face the risk of an early death, according to them, meaning more likely to have a longer life span over those who don’t or rarely drink coffee at all.
So, the answer is now obvious, more coffee longer life, right? Well, not yet because everything overused can cause negative consequences, and here are some things you need to keep in mind, including the negative impacts of coffee and who should avoid coffee at all costs.
At the age of 45, it becomes more significant to start to think of ways to reduce the risk of an early death, so it makes sense to consume coffee the older we get, regardless of whether they consume regular or decaf coffee.
Thankfully coffee isn’t just a tasty drink we drink in the morning, it comes with so many healthy advantages which reduce the likely hood of being affected by many diseases such as colorectal cancer, liver disease, skin cancer and Alzheimer as well. But this doesn’t only come from coffee beans themselves, which doesn’t mean coffee beans are useless in fact it contains natural antioxidants, but the other benefits of coffee, which scientists link with the reduction in risk of many diseases and the rest of its positive effects, come from the roasting process itself. According to Joe DeRupo. The benefits of these compounds count as better insulin sensitivity, liver function and reduced chronic inflammation, according to V. Wendy Setiawan findings, an associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Even all these advantages that coffee carries, it’s still not a recommended drink for some people. Pregnant women, as an example, should seriously reduce their usage if not get rid of taking caffeinated coffee at all costs, because that can not only affect her, but her baby as well.
In this context said Dr. Joseph Wax chair of the American college of obstetricians and gynecologists that some recent evidence propose that coffee consumption of moderate amounts of caffeine up to 200 mg per day, the amount in a 12-ounce cup of coffee, is not directly associated with increased risks for miscarriage or preterm birth, according to the doctor. However, when women drink about 200 mg or more of caffeine per day, data are contradictory regarding these pregnancy outcomes, because there’s not enough evidence to prove the effects of caffeine on fetal growth, though avoiding risks is necessary.
This doesn’t only concern pregnant women, in fact if someone who has some sort of heart conditions, he should limit his coffee and caffeine consumptions in general. According to Dr. Vince Bufalino who’s a spokesman for the American heart association and senior vice president, and for those who have atrial fibrillation (commonly known as irregular heartbeat) or hypertension, should limit their caffeine intake. One to two cups daily are probably fine, but if you are sensitive, you should restrict all caffeine.
Even though decaffeinated coffee sounds like it’s caffeine-free however it’s not 100% without caffeine. A cup of decaf coffee still contains anywhere from 2 to 7 milligrams compared to 75 to 165 milligrams an 8-ounce cup of coffee contains.
In the context of people with heart conditions, Bufalino said that Decaffeinated coffee is not no caffeine, so for those who drink 3 cups a day of decaf, he strongly discourages that.
As for coffee’s effects on bone health, caffeine in coffee can lead to calcium loss which may weaken the bones, but it’s probably not worth worrying about that much. “Caffeine does increase urinary calcium loss, but it is balanced by increased calcium absorption so there seems to be no adverse effects on the calcium economy,” said Connie Weaver, professor of nutrition science who recently led a review of the research on calcium and bone health.