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“Coffee Can Be Good or Bad”

Medical science can be very confusing and nothing illustrates this more than the case for or against coffee.  An analytical study found that coffee “may” reduce cavities and headaches; yet, other studies showed it causes staining of teeth and the onset of headaches.  Studies showing positive results have found that coffee “may” boost athletic speed, increase endurance and prevent muscle fatigue.  It “may” lower the risk of colon cancer, gallstones and Parkinson’s disease.  But pregnant women “may” increase the risk of miscarriage with coffee ingestion; whereas, non-pregnant women “may” reduce the risk of endometrial cancer.  For most people the benefits seem to outweigh the risks.  Some studies show that two cups of daily coffee lower the risk of developing heart failure; whereas, excessive amounts “may” increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.  Other studies show coffee “may” reduce the risk of basal cell skin cancer, type II diabetes and liver cancer. 

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