Study finds health benefits of coffee

The American Chemical Society's recent national meeting yielded a study that found Americans get most of their antioxidants from coffee.

The American Chemical Society's recent national meeting yielded a study that found Americans get most of their antioxidants from coffee.

University of Scranton (PA) researchers measured the content of more than 100 types of foods. Major titles, like the Chicago Tribune, covered the story, reporting that antioxidant levels in coffee are not particularly high compared to other foods, but because Americans drink an average 1.64 cups per day, it provides the largest amount of antioxidants in the average diet.

Most frequent messages

1. Caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee appeared to provide similar antioxidant levels

2. Black tea and bananas were the next largest antioxidant providers in the American diet

3.Antioxidants are believed to help prevent diseases such as cancer and diabetes

4. Americans don't get enough fruits and vegetables, which are better for overall nutrition

5.Researchers urged moderation in coffee consumption

  • Based on a sample of articles from major media outlets from August 25 to September 1. Evaluation and analysis by Cymfony
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