Coffee: Health Drink For Older Women

The latest buzz on coffee and health is that drinking one to three cups of coffee per day might help save postmenopausal women's hearts.

A 15-year study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows fewer deaths from heart disease or other non-cancerous inflammatory diseases among postmenopausal women who reported drinking at least one to three daily cups of coffee.

If coffee was responsible for those results, "the implications are considerable, being that coffee is the second most widely consumed drink worldwide," write the researchers. They included Lene Frost Andersen, Ph.D., of the nutrition department at Norway's University of Oslo. Coffee is a major dietary source of antioxidants, which may curb inflammation and heart disease, write Andersen and colleagues, stressing that their findings need to be confirmed. Read More...