You may have seen some of these headlines recently in national newspapers and online:
More coffee linked to higher mortality rate: study
Four cups of coffee a day may raise early death risk in younger adults
4 Cups of Coffee a Day Can Be Deadly
New Study: Coffee Can Kill You
Under 55? Think twice before you reach for that extra cup of coffee, researchers say
After seeing these reports on the web and morning news, I had a thought as I reached for my morning cup of joe: Should I consider tea instead?
As a person who grew up drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day, should I change my habits based on these news reports? What would happen if I don’t? Should these reports stop my life-long friendship with Juan Valdez? [more]
Then, I began to recall headlines from a few months ago.
Caffeine Linked to Lower Skin Cancer Risk
Moderate Coffee Consumption Lowers Heart Failure Risk
Moderate Coffee Consumption May Reduce Risk of Diabetes by Up to 25 Percent
What should we make of these contradictory reports? Who is right, who is wrong, and what should we believe?
Every day we are bombarded with reports about studies and occasionally these studies contradict each other.… Continue reading →