4 Benefits of Coffee for Health

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Coffee is a favorite drink for many people, in addition to tea. It turns out there are many benefits of coffee that can be obtained.

Here are some of the benefits of coffee for health, as reported by MSN.

1. Coffee is good for the heart.

South Korean researchers have found that coffee can improve heart health.

After analyzing data from 25,100 South Korean men and women, one of seven of them had levels of coronary artery calcium (CAC), which is an early sign of coronary heart disease or a potential blood clot.

The researchers found that CAC levels highest among those who consumed less than one cup or more than five cups of coffee each day.

In order for your CAC levels to remain low, the researchers suggest to drink 3-5 cups of coffee a day.

2. Coffee may help reduce the risk of diabetes.

A 2014 study found that those who increased caffeine intake of about 1.5 cups of coffee a day for four years had a 11 percent lower risk of developing diabetes in the next four years.

Among 120 thousand health workers, people with the highest consumption of three cups of coffee or more per day also had the lowest risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 37 percent.

3. Coffee can reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis.

The findings of the US and Swedish study found that people who drank 4-6 cups of coffee a day are less likely to develop multiple sclerosis.

4. Coffee can reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction.

A study by the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston found that men who drank two to three cups of coffee a day were less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED).

Reissued in 2015 in the journal PLoS ONE, the findings showed that men who consume 85-170 mg of caffeine per day are 42 percent more likely to report ED.

While those who were taking 171-303mg daily, are 39 percent less likely to experience ED.

The researchers say that the positive effects derived from caffeine triggered a series of pharmacological effects, resulting in increased blood flow to the genital area.

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