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Conflicting Coffee Studies

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Conflicting studies about coffee and your health are brewing up confusion.

"I don't know: is it good for me is it bad? Should I drink it? Should I not?"

"I find the information confusing but I just drink it anyway."

"I feel like I drink like 10 cups a day."

But a recent study says maybe she should learn to live without it or perhaps not quite so much of it.

The study found people under 55 who drank 4 or more cups a day were 50% more likely to die during the course of the 16 year study. We're talking about 8 ounce cups of coffee not the giant drinks that many people like to order. Coffee might hurt you by increasing the chance of gastro intestinal cancer, plus -  "stimulant from coffee, from caffeine could cause irregular heart rhythms," says Dr. Scott Wright of the Mayo Clinic.

But, and it's a big but, several other studies found coffee is actually good for you. Decreasing the likelihood you'll get Alzheimer's, diabetes and other diseases.

So what's a java lover to do?

"When you smell coffee you know it's time to get your day going."

Some doctors say you can hedge your bets.

"Everything in moderation."

So maybe instead of 10 cups a day try sticking to fewer than four.

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