Benefits of coffee outweigh risks, says study

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Moderate coffee drinking is safe, and three to four goblets a era may have some health benefits, according to a large review of studies, in the BMJ.

It knew a lower danger of liver disease and some cancers in coffee drinkers, and a lower probability of dying from apoplexy – but investigates could not prove coffee was the cause.

Too much coffee during pregnancy could be harmful, the review confirmed.

Experts said people should not start boozing coffee for health reasons.

The University of Southampton researchers collected data on the impact of coffee on all aspects of the human body, taking into consideration more than 200 subjects – most of which were observational.