Saturday, June 19, 2010

A cup [or four] of coffee a day...

I always knew there was a good reason for the quantity of coffee I consume:
Drinking several cups of tea or coffee a day appears to protect against heart disease, a 13-year-long study from the Netherlands has found. ....

Those who drank more than six cups of tea a day cut their risk of heart disease by a third, the study of 40,000 people found.

Consuming between two to four coffees a day was also linked to a reduced risk. ....

"It's basically a good news story for those who like tea and coffee. These drinks appear to offer benefits for the heart without raising the risk of dying from anything else," said Professor Yvonne van der Schouw, the lead researcher. .... [more]
BBC News - Tea and coffee 'protect against heart disease'