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Coffee a Day

Thursday, February 17th, 2005 · 3 Comments

A coffee a day keeps the doctor away. Or at least reduces your chances of developing liver cancer, according to a new study released in Japan.

Coffee Cuts Liver Cancer Risk, Doesn’t Help Colon, Studies Say:

Japanese researchers studying more than 90,000 middle-aged men and women found that the risk of liver cancer for people who almost never drank coffee was about 547 cases per 100,000 people. The risk among those who drank coffee daily was about 215 cases per 100,000, according to the study.

Coincidentally, before I first read this story yesterday, I had recently adjusted my coffee-drinking routine. I used to drink two or sometimes three cups a day, then decided that was too much, so I had cut back to two cups every other day. Only a few days ago, I decided that rather than drinking two every other day, I might as well drink one cup a day. What can I say? I love coffee. Dark, Italian roast from the local shop. Mmm.

I was surprised that the number of Americans who drink at least a cup a day is so high — 49 percent, according to the story. But then again, with a Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts on every corner, I suppose it’s not all that surprising.

How much coffee do you drink?

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joe V. // Feb 17, 2005 at 11:35 am

    1 a day keeps the jitters away for me….

  • 2 sarah // Feb 17, 2005 at 1:01 pm

    one a day that’s all we ask. I don’t need it to wake up but I like the routine in the morning. I’m a creature of habit.

  • 3 Dave Reed // Feb 18, 2005 at 3:20 am

    I may have the rare cup every once in a while. I used to feel a little guilty (and very jittery) when having that cup of coffee, but I no longer care as much. :-)