Drinking Coffee Reduces the Risk of Suicide

Add this to your list of the benefits of both regular and healthy organic coffee. A recently published study shows that drinking coffee reduces the risk of suicide by as much as fifty percent in coffee drinkers of both sexes. The Harvard School of Public Health published an article in The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. Researchers looked at whether or not people drank caffeine containing beverages or not and found that caffeine seems to be the key to the finding that drinking coffee reduces the risk of suicide. It turns out that drinking from two to four cups of coffee a day is associated with a fifty percent lower risk of suicide when compared to those who were not coffee drinkers. The rationale offered by the researchers is that besides being a stimulant of the central nervous system, coffee may be acting as an antidepressant. The information that led to this conclusion came from three long term health assessment studies with data going back twenty years or more. Researchers looked a total caffeine consumption of which coffee provided over three fourths. There was a slight difference between those who drank two cups a day versus four cups in suicide risk.

Health Benefits of Coffee

Caffeine seems the cause of the fact that drinking coffee reduces the risk of suicide. However, many of the other health benefits of coffee are related to regular and organic coffee antioxidants.

Antioxidants: Scientifically an antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the cell damage and cell death in human cells caused by oxidative breakdown of other molecule in the cell. Oxidation is a factor in sickness and aging. Antioxidants help prevent the damage caused by excessive oxidation and to a degree inhibit the aging process. When an oxidative reaction brought on by disease gets going it produces free radicals that start chain reactions which in turn cause cell and tissue damage. The human body has or uses antioxidants to control this situation. Natural means of controlling oxidation include vitamins C and E as well as glutathione. It is low levels of antioxidants that can lead to a condition referred to as oxidative stress and resultant damage to cells in the body. Organic coffee antioxidants are in the same class of molecules that help reduce oxidation.

Coffee is a major source of antioxidants both because it contains them and because so many people drink coffee. Researchers have found that more coffee leads to less type II diabetes. Additionally, drinking coffee reduces prostate cancer risk. Add to these facts that coffee consumption is related to lower incidences of colon cancer and endometrial cancer as well.
Live Long and Enjoy Life

Live long and enjoy life with a couple of cups of coffee a day, or more. We knew that drinking coffee had health benefits which would logically lead to a longer life. Now we see that drinking coffee reduces the risk of suicide with an apparent antidepressant effect. So, drink organic coffee to gain both of these benefits as well as that of reducing the number of impurities that can be found in regular coffee. Enjoy your coffee!

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