Surprising Health Benefits of Coffee

July 4, 2017



Coffee may taste good and get you going in the morning, but what will it do for your health?


A growing body of research shows that coffee drinkers, compared to nondrinkers, are:

  • less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and dementia

  • have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems, and strokes

  • and there's so much more! 

“There is certainly much more good news than bad news, in terms of coffee and health,” says Frank Hu, MD, MPH, PhD, nutrition and epidemiology professor at the Harvard School of Public Health.

    But (you knew there would be a “but,” didn’t you?) coffee isn't proven to prevent those conditions.


    “It’s the whole package,” Hu says. He points to antioxidants/nutrients that help prevent tissue damage caused by molecules called oxygen-free radicals. “We know that coffee has a very strong antioxidant capacity," Hu says.


    Coffee also contains minerals such as magnesium and chromium, which help the body use the hormone insulin, which controls blood sugar (glucose). In type 2 diabetes, the body loses its ability to use insulin and regulate blood sugar effectively.


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