Health Perks of Drinking Coffee

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

Health Perks

November/December 2009

By EatingWell Editors

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.