‘Highly Significant’ Coffee Health News from World Health Organization
WHO’s Cancer Research Wing reclassifies coffee and says it may lower risk of some serious diseases; NCA declares “coffee drinkers live longer.”
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Analysis, from Harvard University amongst others, that followed millions of people suggests that coffee drinkers live longer than non coffee drinkers. In fact, research suggests this amazing beverage may actually help lower the risk of many different cancers and drinking between one and five cups a day is associated with lower rates of heart disease, neurological disorders and liver disease.”
Research ranks coffee as the number one source of antioxidants in the US diet. A study suggested that Americans got more of their antioxidants from coffee (1299mg per day) than any other dietary source, far ahead of black tea (294mg) and bananas (76mg).
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The World Health Organization’s cancer research arm recently concluded that coffee could no longer be classified as a possible carcinogen and its experts say there is evidence that coffee drinking actually lowers the risk of developing specific cancers such as liver cancer and a cancer in the lining of the uterus.
Learn more: The Lancet
The coffee industry is critically important to the US economy. In the US, coffee- directly or indirectly- accounts for over 1.6m jobs with wage compensation of $58.08bn. In 2015, coffee represented $220.98bn of the US economic output i.e. 1.2% of US GDP. That is more than 4bn every week or 605m every day.
The coffee industry brought in $27bn in taxes at Federal, State and Local level in 2015. Around 125 million people worldwide depend on coffee for their livelihoods. Coffee is the most valuable and widely traded tropical agricultural product.
Learn more: ncausa.org