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Coffee may provide life longevity benefits

By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Here's a story you might appreciate if you like to start your week with a good dose of Monday morning coffee.  Harvard researchers have decided that downing one to three cups of caffeinated coffee daily can reduce the risk of diabetes and at least six studies indicate that people who drink coffee on a regular basis are up to 80% less likely to develop Parkinson's, with three showing the more they drink, the lower the risk.

"People have started to realize that this is, coffee is kind of a natural food stuff and natural nutrient rather than some kind of toxic bugaboo," said Peter Martin, M.D. "Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, is included, morbidity and mortality from heart, heart attacks. Things like lower rates of suicide, lower rates of cancer."

Chlorogenic acid is the main antioxidant in coffee and for some reason, roasting it makes it stronger and more beneficial. 

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