Is Coffee Bad For You?

Is Coffee Bad For You?
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The cholesterol-raising compounds of coffee are removed by a plain paper filter.

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What about two cups of filtered coffee every morning with that oatmeal? Coffee has historically been a confusing story—originally linked to bladder and ovarian cancer—but that turned out to be just because coffee drinkers tended to be smokers. Coffee may cause heartburn, and worsen osteoporosis, but it may protect against diabetes, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.

To sip or not to sip? What do you think, based on the latest research? Do you think it’s harmful? Harmless? Helpful?

Based on the latest science, helpful. Note this is for filtered coffee, though. There are some substances in coffee that can raise our cholesterol, but they’re filtered out in the paper. So, brewed coffee may be okay, but coffee from a French press or espresso may not be.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

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What about two cups of filtered coffee every morning with that oatmeal? Coffee has historically been a confusing story—originally linked to bladder and ovarian cancer—but that turned out to be just because coffee drinkers tended to be smokers. Coffee may cause heartburn, and worsen osteoporosis, but it may protect against diabetes, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.

To sip or not to sip? What do you think, based on the latest research? Do you think it’s harmful? Harmless? Helpful?

Based on the latest science, helpful. Note this is for filtered coffee, though. There are some substances in coffee that can raise our cholesterol, but they’re filtered out in the paper. So, brewed coffee may be okay, but coffee from a French press or espresso may not be.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

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And check out my other “HHH” videos – Harmful, Harmless, or Helpful? – listed below the post. 

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