Coffee: The Good News
Coffee: The Good News
More than half of American adults drink coffee every day. Recent scientific studies suggest moderate consumption may help reduce some disease risks. The interactive graphic below contains information about some of coffee’s possible health benefits. These studies are observational, meaning that researchers draw conclusions based on differences between the number of disease cases in coffee drinkers versus non-drinkers.
You can also learn facts about coffee consumption, view a comparison of the amount of caffeine in common beverages, or learn about some of coffee’s downsides.
Coffee: The Downsides
While recent scientific studies have shown that coffee may have health benefits, data have also been collected that suggest there may be harmful effects associated with the beverage, particularly if not consumed in moderation.
Coffee by the Numbers See the cup below for current statistics on coffee drinking trends in the United States. > Coffee by the Numbers – Who is drinking?
> Coffee by the Numbers – How much they drink?
> Coffee by the Numbers – When do they drink it?
> Coffee by the Numbers – How much do they spend?
> Coffee by the Numbers – Total U.S. spends on coffee
source: National Coffee Drinking Trends 2010, National Coffee Association Caffeine ComparisonsThe size of the beverage in the image below represents how much or how little caffeine it contains.
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