Do you love driving coffee? Are you worried that it may have adverse effects on your health? Well, we have some great news for you coffee lovers out there! Healthy adults can safely drink up to four cups of coffee a day (400mg), but pregnant women should drink less than three cups a day (200 mg). Children will experience no adverse health effects when consuming up to 2.5 milligrams of caffeine a day.
The new information was recently published as a review article in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology by researchers with the International Life Sciences Institute. The review covers hundreds of caffeine-related articles conducted between 2001 and 2015. It provides evidence to the actual documented health impacts and safety of caffeine consumption. Consumers should note that an eight ounce cup of coffee contains between 95 and 165 milligrams of caffeine.
Moreover, caffeine may reduce liver damage induced by alcohol consumption and eating too much. A UK study conducted last year documented a 44 percent lower risk of developing liver cirrhosis upon consumption of two additional cups of coffee a day.
While coffee consumption does have apparent benefits, women looking to conceive should be consider being careful with caffeine. According to a study by the the National Institutes of Health, women are at a higher risk for miscarriage if they consume more than two caffeinated drinks a day in the weeks leading up to conception.
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