We couldn’t go too long without some Brown Bear here at BBHQ and along with the great taste and kick you get with each mug, you’ve probably heard about the many benefits that drinking coffee can offer. Everything from reducing the risk of heart failure and diabetes risk to warding off skin cancer and Alzheimer’s, heightening our focus and even potentially protecting your liver.
Earlier this month, The Harvard School of Public Health published results of an interesting study which show that people who drink around two to four cups of coffee per day, are less likely to commit suicide compared to those who either don’t drink the brown stuff at all, drink fewer than two cups of coffee per day or opt for decaf. Following over 200,000 people for at least sixteen years, the study found that both men and women drinking up to four cups of coffee per day reduced the risk of suicide by around 50%.
It was shown that the caffeine in coffee was responsible for this positive result on the candidates and in the past we’ve seen evidence from studies that show women who drink coffee can cut their risk of depression by 15% when compared to those who don’t drink coffee. Researchers found that caffeine may actually act as a mild anti-depressant, upping levels of happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine.
Not the brightest subject but great news for caffeinated coffee drinkers nonetheless. Drink up 😉