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From Anchor Araksya Karapetyan

What's The Deal With Coffee?

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We love our coffee, but is all that coffee good for us or bad for us? Well, it seems as though it depends on the study you look at, or whom you ask.

There is a lot of conflicting information out there regarding coffee drinking- all these studies about coffee and your health are brewing up confusion- so is it good for you? Bad for you? Should you avoid it altogether? What's the deal?

A recent study, over a 16 year period found that people under age 55, who drink 4 or more cups a day, are 50% more likely to die. (we're talking 8 ounce cups, not a Starbucks Venti, by the way).

The study says coffee might hurt you by increasing your chances of getting gastrointestinal cancer, plus the stimulant from the caffeine could cause irregular heart rhythm.

But you know what, several other studies have found that coffee is actually good for you- decreasing your chances of getting Alzheimer's, type 2 diabetes, and other decreases.

It all comes down to moderation- like in all things. Clearly you shouldn't be drinking 10 cups a day, try sticking to fewer than four.

It could be that perhaps the people who are drinking so much coffee, overall have bad health habits, and it isn't necessarily the coffee that's killing them. That seems like a reasonable assumption.

The way I see it, is that we all have one life to live- so live it! Eat, drink, enjoy a little bit of everything. Every person is different, one thing works for some, while not for others. In the end, we're all going to die of something- we can't live our lives following the latest study, life is just too short, especially since most of the time these studies seem to contradict one another.

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