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Have Another Cup; More Research that Drinking Coffee is Good for You

Researchers aren't sure why yet, but another large study has shown that drinking coffee has positive health effects. The National Cancer Institute looked at the results of a study done in Britain called the U.K. Biobank involving more than half a million people who had volunteered to give blood and answer questions about their habits and health. Within that group, people who drank coffee were less likely to die over that 10-year period than non-coffee drinkers. Why coffee offers these health benefits is still a bit of a mystery, but there are some theories.

NBC News: It is the No. 1 source in the American diet of antioxidants — chemical compounds that fight the damage to DNA caused by day-to-day living.

It might reduce inflammation in the body, improve how insulin gets used, it might help liver function and it might benefit the linings of the blood vessels.

There is some evidence that coffee can help people recover from colon cancer, lower diabetes risk and reduce the inflammation associated with diabetes and heart disease.

It may also protect against diabetes, Parkinson's disease and liver cancer.

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