The year 2021 will be remembered as the year in which scientists established beyond a reasonable doubt that regularly drinking coffee has undeniable health benefits. That is critical, because there have been prior indications that this may be the case.
For example, a 2017 meta-analysis of 127 studies found that daily consumption of two to four 8-ounce cups of coffee reduces the risk of cancer by 20%, type 2 diabetes by 30%, and Parkinson’s disease by 30%. Additionally, a large study conducted in the United Kingdom discovered that those who consume a LOT of coffee live longer than those who do not.
However, in 2021, scientists discovered three new benefits of coffee consumption, which, in my opinion, is a compelling reason to celebrate.
1. Coffee Consumption Reduces the Risk of Liver Disease
“Compared to non-coffee drinkers, coffee drinkers had a 21% lower risk of developing chronic liver disease, a 20% lower risk of developing chronic or fatty liver disease, and a 49% lower risk of dying from chronic liver disease.” CNN’s paraphrasing of BMC Public Health.
2. Coffee Consumption Lowers the Risk of Heart Failure “Drinking one or more cups of [caffeinated] coffee per day may lower the risk of heart failure, according to [an] analysis of data from three large, well-known heart disease trials. Source: Heart.org, paraphrasing the American Heart Association’s journal.