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Coffee: Can it Help Your Health?

Coffee: Can it Help Your Health?

Coffee, a staple of morning routines and social gatherings alike, has long been cherished for its invigorating aroma and bold flavor. Yet, beyond its role as a beloved beverage, research from high-impact, peer-reviewed studies suggests that coffee may offer surprising health benefits. In this article, we’ll explore the science behind coffee’s potential to protect against certain diseases, including diabetes mellitus, cancer, and more. So, grab your favorite mug and join us on a journey into the world of coffee – where indulgence meets wellness in a single, satisfying sip.

Coffee and Diabetes

A leading medical journal, The Lancet, found back in 2002 that “coffee consumption was associated with a substantially lower risk of clinical type 2 diabetes.” One of the key mechanisms by which coffee exerts its protective effects against diabetes is through its influence on insulin sensitivity. 

Coffee and Cancer

The relationship between coffee and cancer is one of the most interesting and most studied effects. However, there is still no clear “good or bad” verdict that can be stated. In fact, in a meta-analysis conducted in 2011, it was found that “coffee consumption may reduce the total cancer incidence”, but “it also has an inverse association with some types of cancers.”  Using OneHealth Pro, we can take a closer look at what the literature suggests. 

Coffee and Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the most exciting areas of medical research interest about coffee is its possible beneficial effect on psychological and neurological conditions. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most devastating and common neurological conditions, with almost 6 million people affected in the US alone. OneHealth Pro finds 32 different studies that point towards coffee decreasing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. However, there is also significant recent literature that points to the opposite relationship, with higher consumption levels of coffee being associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.


There is still much to be studied about the effects of coffee on different health conditions. In this article, we found a few interesting effects of coffee using literature that was identified by OneHealth Pro. Often in health and nutrition, it is difficult to attribute a label to the effect of a food/drink on a certain disease/condition, especially for conditions as broad as cancer. However, using OneHealth Pro as a tool, we were able to delve deeper into the literature published on coffee to get a more nuanced understanding of the effect of coffee consumption on various types of disease.

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