The Great Coffee Debate

Coffee: Friend or Foe? Are you as conflicted as I am about the constant coffee debate? One moment, the news says it’s bad for you, and the next, it says it’s good for you! What’s the truth? Mixx’s approach is to look at the studies.

In a 2012 study in a study, it was concluded that more than three cups of coffee a day led to a 10%  decrease in mortality risk. Awesome!

But then the very next year, a study said at least 4 cups of coffee was correlated to a 21 percent higher mortality risk.

Now in 2017, it looks like coffee will decrease your hypertension [See Study] and risk for coronary heart disease [See Study].

But wait — it’s also associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer, but only if you’re a smoker [See Study].

Gee, thanks, science. So what do we do? I like to think that if there’s no sure link between “moderate” coffee drinking (3-5 cups/day) and bad health, then I’ll stick to my coffee and just make it up with a salad. What do you think? To coffee or not to coffee?

Photo by Nathan Dumlao

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