Here are Numerous researchers have reported that coffee prevents several diseases. After reading this, people who usually drink a lot of coffee will be able to enjoy coffee with a feeling of being healthy.
1. Coffee can relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
In 2012, Science Daily reported that coffee could improve activity performance in people with Parkinson’s disease. The paper’s author, Ronald Postuma, MD, said: “Prior studies have shown that older adults who consume caffeine are less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, but this study demonstrates that caffeine intake can relieve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in patients with Parkinson’s disease.”
2. Coffee is good for the liver
One research institute tested the association between coffee and coffee for a total of 125,000 people for 22 years, and published the results in 2006. The bottom line is that people who drink one cup of coffee a day are 20% less likely to develop cirrhosis of the liver. Liver cirrhosis is a disease that leads to a decrease in liver function and cancer when drinking a lot of alcohol. The paper’s author, Arthur L. Klatsky, told The Guardian: “Coffee is effective in preventing alcohol-induced liver cirrhosis. So the more coffee you drink, the more you can prevent alcohol-induced liver cirrhosis.” It has also been found that coffee can prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
A joint research team at Duke University and the National University of Singapore Medical School announced that drinking four or more cups of coffee or tea a day could prevent NAFLD.
3. Coffee makes people happy
A study by the U.S. Department of Health found that people who drank four or more cups of coffee a day had a 10% lower risk of depression than people who didn’t drink coffee. This is not just because of the ‘caffeine effect’. Coke also contains caffeine, but cola actually causes depression. Dr. Hong Lei Chan, MD, told Prevention.com that the reason coffee makes people happy is because of its antioxidant properties.
4. Coffee lowers suicide risk
A study from Harvard University’s School of Public Health found that drinking two to four cups of coffee a day could reduce the risk of suicide in men and women by 50%. The reason is that coffee plays a role in fighting depression by producing neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline.
5. Coffee lowers the risk of skin cancer in women
A 20-year study conducted by researchers at Harvard University School of Medicine found that women who drank three or more cups of coffee a day had a lower risk of skin cancer than women who did not drink coffee.
6. Coffee improves athletic performance
The New York Times reported that “a cup of coffee before exercise improves athletic performance, especially in endurance sports such as long-distance running and cycling.” The reason is that caffeine increases the number of fats in the blood, allowing muscles to use fat first for fuel and then store carbohydrates for energy later.
7. Coffee lowers the risk of diabetes
According to a study by the American Chemical Society, coffee lowers the risk of diabetes. People who drink 4 or more cups of coffee a day have a 50% reduced risk of diabetes. And if you drink more than 4 cups a day, the incidence rate is reduced by 7%.
8. Coffee keeps the brain healthy
Researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of Miami studied the incidence of Alzheimer’s in subjects over the age of 65. The results showed that older adults with high levels of caffeine in their blood had Alzheimer’s disease 2 to 4 years later than those who did not drink coffee.
As neuroscientist Chuanhai Cao said, “Drinking coffee does not prevent Alzheimer’s disease. However, we are convinced that coffee consumption can lower or delay the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease.”
9. Coffee improves thinking skills
I usually go to coffee when I feel sleepy due to lack of sleep. Coffee not only helps to wake up the brain, but also improves concentration. According to CNN, coffee makes the brain more efficient and able to think.
New York Times reporter Michael Lemonic said: “After a person consumes caffeine due to lack of sleep, he or she can feel significantly improved reaction time, arousal effect, concentration and logical thinking.”
10. Just smelling coffee is less stressful
Researchers at Seoul National University conducted an experiment in which rats suffering from sleep deprivation were subjected to the smell of coffee. As a result, they found changes in the brain proteins of mice that smelled coffee. What is unusual is that coffee flavor does not directly affect all stress, but only the stress caused by lack of sleep.
As a result of this study, you may have to keep your coffee beans on your desk when you work all night. Try it yourself!