Up to five cups a day safe, may have protective benefits.
That extra cup of coffee is not only safe for most people, but might actually reduce your risk of dying prematurely from heart disease and several other causes. Continuing the recent buzz of good news for coffee lovers, Harvard researchers reported in the journal Circulation an association between drinking three to five cups a day and lower mortality risk. The association was seen for cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes and even suicide, but not cancer. Drinkers of both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee saw benefits. more