Study: Healthy coffee drinkers at no greater risk for chronic disease

March 1, 2012 1:14:54 PM PST
One week it's good for you the next it's not. There has been a lot of conflicting research on coffee and its effects on specific health issues such as heart disease and cancer.

But how does coffee affect overall health? Apparently it doesn't affect overall health at all, according to a study in the "American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition".

Researchers looked at over 40,000 German adults over nine years. Those who drank more than four cups of coffee a day had the same health issues as those who did not drink coffee. The conclusion, if you are a person in good health you're at no greater risk of developing a chronic disease than a person who does not drink coffee.