I don’t know. Does anyone? According to a few New York Times articles, coffee drinkers:

  • may live longer, won’t get cancer – even though a judge in California (it figures) wanted to put warnings on coffee containers; may increase pain tolerance (via the caffeine); reduce the redness of rosacea (a skin disorder); lower the risk of gallstones; provides better outcomes in colon cancer patients
  • All is not sunshine and roses – coffee may stress the heart; may be harmful during pregnancy.
  • It seems as if the only thing coffee doesn’t do is increase sexual prowess.

Note all the “mays” in the above-noted articles. The following article gives a good summary of the possible health benefits of coffee; (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/13/style/self-care/coffee-benefits.html).  But, “We don’t know for sure if coffee is the cause of the health benefits,” according to Jonathan Fallowfield, a professor at the University of Edinburgh, and co-author of a British Medical Journal review.These findings could be due to other factors or behaviors present in coffee drinkers.”


  • Lorne Dyke said:

    Excellent – succinct message…you’ve found your (second) calling!

    May 03, 2021

  • Lorne Dyke said:

    How does coffee consumption affect the ageing process?!

    May 03, 2021

  • George Wright said:

    ………….coffee is also a diuretic. If you drink more than two cups a day you will probably visit the bathroom a few extra times. This gets you up and off your backside at the office and helps the blood circulation in your lower legs.

    April 12, 2021

  • Marcis Esmits said:

    A study in BMJ Journals, February 2021 concluded “This study suggests that a higher intake of coffee may be associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer.” For the text of the original study go to https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/11/2/e038902. The New York Times has done the math (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/21/well/eat/coffee-tied-to-lower-risk-of-prostate-cancer.html?action=click&module=At%20Home&pgtype=Homepage) and notes that “Compared with people who drank the least coffee, those who consumed the most had a 9 percent lower risk for prostate cancer. Their risk for advanced cancer was 12 percent lower, and their risk for fatal disease was 16 percent lower. The researchers calculated that there was almost a 1 percent decrease in risk for each additional daily cup of coffee.”

    January 22, 2021

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