Sunday, May 21, 2006

Antioxidant-rich coffee may have health benefits

By Megan Rauscher
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Coffee seems to provide more than a quick pick-me-up. A new study suggests that drinking 1 to 3 cups of coffee per day may help protect against cardiovascular disease and other illnesses characterized by inflammation.

"The findings tend to suggest that there may be some benefit to drinking modest amounts of coffee," Dr. David R. Jacobs, Jr., one of the study's investigators, told Reuters Health.

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