December 2011 Issue

Coffee Offers Potential Health Perks

A few decades ago, people sipped coffee with trepidation, as doctors cautioned against drinking too much of this “excitable” brew. But now the attitude on coffee and health has come full circle, due to research that reveals this plant-based beverage might actually have some health benefits. And it’s a good thing, because people really love their morning—as well as afternoon and evening—cup of Joe. Per capita in the U.S., men drink 1.9 cups of coffee per day and women drink 1.4 cups per day.

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