Health Perks of Drinking Coffee

By EatingWell Editors, "Health Perks,"November/December 2009

How much coffee should you drink to lower your risk of three common diseases?

That morning cup of coffee does more than just help you to get going, suggests a rush of recent research. Here’s how much you may need to drink daily to lower your risk of these three increasingly common diseases. Warning: some people may feel jittery after just one cup.

Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease*


Type 2 Diabetes


Parkinson’s Disease


*The lowest risk was found in people who drank 3 to 5 cups daily. Drinking more than 5 cups didn’t offer as much protection.