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Is it harmful to drink 4 cups of coffee every day?

Diet & Nutrition Health & Fitness

I drink 3-4 cups of coffee every day. Is it harmful to my health?

DOCTOR’S ANSWER (1)

Hi. Glad to meet another coffee lover. I am personally addicted to coffee myself, and I am glad to share with you the current research findings about drinking coffee.

Firstly, drinking excessive amounts of coffee can lead to plenty of gastric problems, like gastritis or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. So if you have been diagnosed with a condition and your doctor specifically asked you to cut down or quit drinking coffee, please listen to him. He knows you and your condition personally and his advise will take precedence over what I write here.

Now that we get that out of the way, let's look at the research

1. All cause Mortality - Two research published in 10 Jul 2017 in Annals of Internal Medicine reported coffee intake is linked to significantly lower risk for death from all causes. The more you drink, the lower the chances of you dying from any reasons.

2. Cardiovascular Disease - Caffeine has been shown to reduce the risk of coronary disease (aka heart attack), heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

3. Stroke - A huge study (meta-analysis) found that drinking 1 to 6 cups of coffee a day cuts the risk of stroke by 17%, while other studies shows it can reduce the risk by 20 - 25%. Yeah for coffee!

4. Diabetes - believe it or not, many studies have shown regular coffee drinking with reduced risk of diabetes. That is if you drink your coffee without sugar of course.

5. Cancer - Drinking coffee have been shown to reduced the risk for the following cancers - Endometrial , Prostate, Head and Neck Cancers, Breast, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma and Colorectal cancer.

6. Neurodegeneration - Apart from giving you your daily mental boost, coffee appears to slow down progression in mild cognitive impairment, prevention of Lewy Body formation, and also to be neuroprotective in Parkinson Disease as well.

7. Depression - Moderate coffee consumption has been found to reduce risk of depression by 15-20%

8. Liver Disease - Coffee consumption has been shown to protect the liver, slowing the progression of alcoholic cirrhosis, Hepatitis C, and reducing the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. Other research have found it to lower the risk of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), and liver fibrosis in patients who already have NAFLD.

Sounds wonderful right? Along with all medicine / drugs, there is always a downside. Here are the risks of coffee consumption:

1. Raising the BP

2. Worsens anxiety

3. Insomnia

4. Increase risk of glaucoma

So , to answer the question, there are plenty of health benefits that drinking 1-5 cups of coffee have been shown to provide. But the sugar and milk content in the coffee are actually harmful when taken in large amount. So, keep your coffee to Kopi-O-Kosong (that is coffee without sugar and milk), and bottom's up! 

Just stop when you have side effects.

Cheers!

Dr Seah Heap Yong

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