From the Desk of: Dr. Trent Peng
As usual, I can summarize the key points for you:
1) Coffee consumption is associated with: decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, liver disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimers/Parkinsons, and all-cause mortality. It even decreases the risk of erectile dysfunction, according to researchfrom my school.
2) Most of the studies discussed in the video are “systematic review” or “meta-analysis”, which means data from individual studies are pooled together by researchers and analyzed to find conclusive evidence between a risk factor (coffee consumption) and disease. Meta-analysis is considered highest level of research evidence, and all the evidence points to coffee being beneficial (see #1).
3) Most important point: we are simply not drinking ENOUGH coffee! In most of the studies, those that consume 3-5 cups of coffee (8 oz) had the lowest risk of diseases. In the type 2 Diabetes study, those who drank 6-8 cups (!!) had the least risk!
The evidence from the literature is OVERWHELMING. I used to feel bad about drinking 2 cups of coffee, fearing ill effects. Now I know the HEALTHY number is between 3-4 cups, time to up my game!
But that’s just research on coffee alone. Here at PWC we carry a special blend of coffee that is infused with a “superfood”. This superfood has a myriad of health benefits based on Traditional Chinese Medicine AND current research, and syngergistically increases the beneficial effects of coffee. We will have special Health and Wellness Seminars this month to discuss the effects of this superfood and provides FREE tasting of the delicious coffee. The dates are July 13th (Wed) at 12:05 pm and July 23rd (Sat) at 1:30 pm. Please join us and let us know you are coming, as seating is limited to the first 10 people!