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Reuters reports that a new decade-long German study reveals that “coffee drinkers have no more risk of getting illnesses such as heart disease or cancer, and are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

"Our results suggest that coffee consumption is not harmful for healthy adults in respect of risk of major chronic disease," said Anna Floegel, lead author of the study and an epidemiologist at the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke.

The study follows on the heels of other studies suggesting the coffee consumption could increase the risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke.
KC's View:
Having just finished my fourth cup of black coffee of the morning, I’m relieved.

All the various and conflicting studies are part of the reason that shoppers get confused. But I’m probably typical in this case - I’m going with this study because it validates and reinforces existing behavior. If this study said that coffee was bad for me, I’d think about it, but then I’d just wait for another study to come out.