As if I needed any more reason to feed my coffee addiction...
- "In recent epidemiological studies in the U.S., Europe and Japan, persons who were heavy coffee consumers had a lower risk of type 2 diabetes than persons who consumed little coffee. Interestingly, he says, associations were similar for caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, suggesting that coffee components other than caffeine may be beneficial for glucose metabolism." (PHYSORG)
- "There’s evidence, Arab noted, that the beverage may protect against certain types of colon cancer, possibly by reducing the amount of cholesterol, bile acid and natural sterol secretion in the colon, speeding up the passage of stool through the colon (and thus cutting exposure of the lining of the intestine to potential carcinogens in food), and via other mechanisms as well." (MSNBC)
- "The combination of exercise and caffeine increased destruction of precancerous cells that had been damaged by the sun's ultraviolet-B radiation, according to a team of researchers at Rutgers University... "The most dramatic and obvious difference between the groups came from the caffeine-drinking runners, a difference that can likely be attributed to some kind of synergy," Conney said." (DISCOVERY)
And with important as oral hygiene is to me, it was a relief to know coffee staining your teeth is a myth as well. It is all the sugars that some people ruin their coffee with that rots your teeth. I had that one confirmed by my dentist.
I will be sure to keep you all posted as more research is done and the miraculous effects of coffee continue to be revealed.