In our humble opinion, coffee is the best part of the morning. So, when science tells us it’s good for our health, it’s an even bigger win!
A new study conducted by the University of Hong Kong has found that coffee drinkers have stronger bones compared to those who abstain from it, as reported by Business Insider Australia.
The osteoporosis study compared the coffee consumption and bone mineral density of 564 adults and found that those who consumed a daily brew had a significantly higher bone mineral density, which basically means that they had stronger bones.
While this study itself was quite small with just over 500 participants, it’s a big win for the science community as past studies have produced inconclusive results about the effect of coffee on bone strength.
Debate has always swirled around whether we should or shouldn’t be drinking coffee. However as time goes on, science continues to find positive side effects of consuming coffee. According to Healthline, studies have found a link between coffee consumption and an overall decrease in mortality.
The benefits of caffeine include lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and helping to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease with one study showing a 65% lower risk for coffee drinkers. When it comes to cancer, coffee can also help protect against liver and colorectal cancer, with a 40% and 15% reduction respectively.
Of course, whether you drink coffee or not, it all comes down to personal choice, and what’s right for you.