Coffee Appears To Reduce Chance Of Depression In Women

Another piece of good news for coffee lovers: The latest study shows that a couple of cups of coffee a day could reduce depression risk for woman, according to the Wall Street Journals Jennifer Corbett Dooren.

“Depression risk appears to decrease for women who drink more caffeinated coffee, a new study found. The study found a 15% lower risk of depression for women who drank two to three cups a day,” the WSJ reported. “Women who had two to three cups of coffee a day had about a 15% lower risk of developing depression during a 10-year period than women who had only one cup of coffee or less per week. Consuming four or more cups a day reduced the risk of depression even more, by 20%.”

“The study, by Harvard University researchers, analyzed health data of more than 50,000 women who were part of the Nurses’ Health Study, a federally funded effort that has followed thousands of registered nurses for decades to assess risk factors for cancer and other diseases. The Harvard research, published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, is believed to be the first study specifically looking at depression and caffeine consumption in women. The study was primarily funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.”


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