New Delhi, Oct 14: Have you ever wondered how good is coffee for your health? A latest study conducted on 117,000 volunteers, suggest that for those who do drink cup after cup of coffee, there's no reason to stop. The study revealed that women who drink four to six cups of coffee a day are less likely to suffer from womb cancer, and at the same time men who drink this amount are less likely to suffer from prostate cancer.
The study reassures any coffee lover who think it's a guilty pleasure that may do harm.
The research suggests that it is does not matter whether the coffee you drink is decaf or not, as the effects are not linked to caffeine, the Daily Mail reported.
Also, people drinking coffee on a regular basis are less likely to develop risk of Type-2 diabetes, gallstones, colon cancer and even Parkinson's disease.
Previous researches too have suggested that coffee can improve your mood, reduce headaches, control blood sugar, and may help decrease your risk of colon cancer.
The latest research was conducted by a team from Harvard University which looked at the drinking habits of 67,000 women by tracking their health for over 20 years. The researchers also looked at coffee intake among a group of 50,000 men over the same period.
The research found that women drinking drank four or more cups a day had a 25 per cent lesser risk of endometrial cancer, in comparison with those who drank less than one cup a day. A similar effect was found for decaffeinated coffee, but tea consumption doesn't made any difference.
One theory is that coffee may have a beneficial effect on insulin levels since earlier research have linked higher insulin levels with tumour growth. In addition, the coffee is also supposed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
However, before you get up from your seat to get another cuppa — do remember to avoid cream and sugar as they could negate the health properties of coffee.