How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

You need to limit the amount of coffee you drink each day if you want to avoid medical problems like osteoarthritis, joint disease, and general obesity.

Researchers at the University of South Australia previously found that six cups of coffee per day is the absolute limit for coffee consumption. But don't forget, your daily travel mug may hold three cups or more.

“Typically, the effects of coffee consumption are investigated using an observational approach, where comparisons are made against non-coffee-drinkers. But this can deliver misleading results. In this study, we used a genetic approach – called MR-PheWAS analysis – to establish the true effects of coffee consumption against 1117 clinical conditions,” Professor Hyppönen continues. “Reassuringly, our results suggest that, moderate coffee drinking is mostly safe.

Read more about the study here.

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