Coffee is one of the most popular beverages on the planet, having both big fans and haters. Nevertheless, numerous studies from different countries prove that java has many benefits for our health. Here are 7 advantages of drinking coffee:
- Drinking one cup of coffee a day linked to 22% lower risk of cirrhosis.
- Three to four cups of coffee a day connected to 19% lower risk to die from cardiovascular disease.
- One coffee a day associated with 7% lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
- At least one cup every day linked to 15% reduced risk of liver cancer and 8% reduced risk of endometrial cancer.
- Regular coffee drinkers are approximately 16% less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or cognitive decline.
- At least one cup of coffee a week associated with 15% lower risk of depression.
- People who drink at least one cup of coffee a day have 12% lower risk of overall mortality.
A recent study discovered that people who eat fried potatoes such as French fries or hash browns at least two times a week may more than double their chances to die earlier.
For the study, a team of researchers followed the eating habits of 4,440 people aged between 45 and 79 for eight years. They analyzed the amount of potato they ate by asking to fill out a questionnaire. The scientists did not find a direct link between people who consumed potatoes cooked in other ways and death, but they found a line between frequent consumption of fried potatoes and raised the risk of death.
Registered dietitian Jessica Cording says: “Fried potatoes are a food that provides a lot of calories, sodium, and sometimes trans fat, but contributes minimal nutrition.”
People with a good sense of smell in middle and old age may live longer than their peers without sensitive noses, a new research suggests.
For the study, a team of researchers from Stockholm University, Sweden, followed 1,774 people for 10 years. At the beginning of the research, the participants aged from 40 to 90 were asked to identify 13 different odors. The scientists discovered that people who lose their sense of smell were more likely to die soon than those who didn’t.
Dr Jonas Olofsson, the senior author of the study, says: “Our results were not explained by dementia, which was previously linked to smell loss. Instead, mortality risk was uniquely predicted by smell loss.”
A study, recently published in The BMJ, suggests that high levels of anxiety and depression could be linked to the increased death risk from certain types of cancer.
For their study, a team of researchers from University College London, University of Edinburgh, and University of Sydney, analysed data from 16 countries of 163,363 men and women aged 16 and over in a period from 1994 to 1998.
The authors of the study believe that their findings, though observational, add to the growing body of evidence that psychological distress can be connected to certain physical conditions. Dr David Batty, a lead author from University College London, says: “Our findings contribute to the evidence that poor mental health might have some predictive capacity for certain physical diseases but we are a long way off from knowing if these relationships are truly causal.”
More information about the study is here.