“Coffee And Its Benefits and Risks”

Coffee is the leading worldwide beverage after water and its trade exceeds US $10 billion worldwide. 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee every day. Americans average 3.1 cups a day and the average size of a cup is 9 oz. Controversies regarding its benefits and risks still exist as reliable evidence is becoming available supporting its health promoting potential; however, some researchers have argued about the association of coffee consumption with cardiovascular complications and cancer uprising. Many, but not all, research investigations have revealed coffee may reduce the risk of diabetes mellitus, liver cancer, melanoma skin cancer, endometrial cancer, erectile dysfunction, various other cancer lines, mild cognitive impairment, Parkinsonism, and Alzheimer’s disease. The health-promoting properties of coffee are often attributed to its rich phytochemistry, including caffeine, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, hydroxyhydroquinone (HHQ), etc.

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