Up to seven coffees a day can stop an early death

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Coffee was also associated with a lower risk of several cancers, including prostate, endometrial, skin and liver cancer, as well as type 2 diabetes, gallstones and gout.

Compared to non-coffee drinkers, those who knocked back around three cups a day appeared to reduce their risk of developing heart problems and liver disease. Additionally, there was a correlation between high coffee consumption and increased risk of bone fractures in women, although not in men.

Don't feel guilty about pouring that third cup of coffee today - turns out, drinking the steaming cup o'Joe may actually be beneficial to your health.

The most grounded advantages of coffee utilization were seen in lessened dangers of liver disease, including growth. However, when too much caffeine is consumed, it may take a toll on the body.

A new study has claimed that drinking three to four cups of coffee a day could be good for you. Finally, the studies included in the review focused on 8 oz. cups of coffee per serving, not the "Tall" or "Grande" options available at most coffee shops.

The conclusion was made after doing an "umbrella review" of 201 observational research studies, and 17 studies based on clinical trials across various countries.

Apparently, three to four cups of coffee a day is the optimum amount, according to the researchers. Coffee drinking is also associated with lower risk of some cancers, diabetes, liver disease and dementia.

"There is a balance of risks in life, and the benefits of moderate consumption of coffee seem to outweigh the risks", he said.

Ultimately, the research lines up with recent reviews and studies that say drinking coffee doesn't seem to be hazardous. During pregnancy coffee consumption was potentially associated with low birth weight and preterm birth.

The scientists believe the antioxidant plant compounds in coffee are responsible for the benefits.

The researchers, therefore, added that they can not extrapolate their findings to suggest people start drinking coffee or increase their intake in attempts to become healthier.