March 2009 Issue

Coffee Comes Of Age, With A New Look At Java’s Many Health Perks

If you’re a coffee drinker, you may be feeling vindicated these days. For years, the news about coffee vacillated between negative and neutral, while tea got all the disease-prevention attention. But a flurry of new research suggests that coffee offers health perks that may protect against a number of diseases. All this is not to suggest you should start drinking coffee or start gulping endless cups of java if you’re not already a coffee lover. After all, excessive coffee intake may have a downside for some people. Here, EN examines the pros and cons of your morning cup of joe.

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