Re-javanation: That cuppa joe might have some health benefits

Published: February, 2006

Is coffee a health drink? Not quite, but some research suggests that it could protect against diabetes and other conditions.

Don't you love it when this happens? Something that was bad for you, or at least questionable, turns out to have health benefits. It's happened with chocolate (although the claims for chocolate are going a little too far) and alcohol (although only in moderation). Now it seems to be coffee's turn.

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