Prevent Alzheimer's, Cancer: The Positive Effects of Drinking Coffee

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It's always fun to find out that your drug addiction is actually good for you. Science has found that women who regularly consume coffee are less likely to suffer depression. While studies have linked coffee consumption with some nasty health side effects, like acid reflux, upset stomachs, and muscle tremors in the short-term, ulcers and insomnia in the long, you're addicted and we bet you won't stop downing the morning savior any time soon. So let's focus on the positive that science has to offer.

  • Coffee could reduce the risk of serious liver damage. For people who are seriously hurting their livers, like alcoholics, caffeine might help the liver out, found a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and Social & Scientific Systems Inc study.
  • It might stave off Alzheimer's disease. Big caffeine addicts could help delay or prevent the symptom's of the disease, according to University of South Florida research.
  • You can even use it as sunblock. Applied directly to the skin, caffeine prevents certain types of skin cancer, found a study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States of America

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