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Can your coffee habit help you live longer?

January 6, 2016

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Mallika Marshall, MD, Contributing Editor

Mallika Marshall, MD, is an Emmy-award winning journalist and physician who serves as Medical Director at WBZ-TV in Boston. A practicing physician who is Board Certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Marshall serves on staff … See Full Bio
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March 1, 2016

I don’t think so, but it rarely helps pregnant womens..

Jonathan Morgan
February 24, 2016

I’m afraid our overall risk of mortality is still 100%, no matter if you drink coffee or not.

February 22, 2016

If only there were a way to get coffee delivered to your office, home, or to the college campus you are living/working on.
February 17, 2016

Thank you for bringing on this topic.

Joint Clinic
January 14, 2016

this is great.

Hilos Tensores Clinicas Vicario
January 9, 2016

The coffee may improve the energy levels and make you more intelligently the coffee may help people to feel less tired and increase energy levels. This is because it contains a stimulant called caffeine , which is in fact the psychoactive substance most consumed in the world. After drinking coffee , the caffeine is absorbed into the blood circulation . From there, it moves to the brain .
In the brain, caffeine blocks a neurotransmitter inhibitor called adenosine. When this occurs , IN FACT , the quantity of other neurotransmitters such as noradrenaline and dopamine increases leading to a discharge of neurons. Several clinical trials controlled on humans show that the coffee improves various aspects of brain function .

Dr. Mallika Marshall
January 9, 2016

We asked the researchers and they said, “Typically we define moderate coffee drinking as 3-5 cups (8 oz per cup) a day.”

Negatu tefera
January 8, 2016

I am convinced that almost anything we do in life, is fine if we do it in moderation in cluding drinking coffee or alcoholic beverages and consuming dairy products. Let’s not be obsessed with any.

January 8, 2016

How much ounces per day is recommended for coffee lovers for healthy diet?

Negatu tefera
January 8, 2016

Again, the answer is in moderation.

January 8, 2016


Jing Jing
January 7, 2016

It reduces my concerns as I am a coffee lover.


January 7, 2016

How much is “moderate”?

Bryan, PA-C
January 7, 2016

Do the benefits of coffee outweigh it’s effect on lower esophageal sphincter tone and subsequent gastric acid reflux and Barrett’s esophagus, etc? Osteoporosis risk related to decreased calcium uptake in the intestines when coffee is in the stomach?

January 7, 2016

I heard that coffee “increases” cholesterol. Is that true? Is there research on this issue?

Bruce Hubbell
January 7, 2016

Hell no!

John Hale
January 6, 2016

A medium Black coffee , once a day is good for the heart & soul .

Dr. Mallika
January 6, 2016

Sounds good to me.

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