Coffee may reduce risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes

Good news: That truck stop coffee of yours might help reduce your risk of death.

According to a recent American Heart Association (AHA) study, people who regularly drank moderate amounts of coffee daily — moderate meaning less than 5 cups a day — experienced a lower risk of death from heart disease , Type 2 diabetes, neurological diseases and suicide. 

A recent AHA news release said the health benefits applied to both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee. Ming Ding, one of the study’s authors, said compounds found in coffee are able to reduce insulin resistance and systemic inflammation.

“Regular consumption of coffee can be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet,” said Frank Hu, the study’s senior author. Hu cautioned that certain individuals like pregnant woman and children should still be cautious about their caffeine intake from coffee.