MANY people start their day with a hot cup of coffee but may not realise that it is doing more harm than good. Is this true? Verdict: PARTIALLY TRUE There have been many studies over the years that show that drinking coffee provides numerous health benefits. A meta-analysis done in 2018 of 127 studies suggests that coffee: - reduces your risk of cancer by up to 20%; - reduces your risk of heart disease by 5%; - reduces your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 30%; and reduces your risk of Parkinson's disease by 30%. Coffee does all these wonderful things by flooding your body with antioxidants that help repair your DNA. It also calms stress-related inflammation and improves the efficiency of the enzymes that regulate insulin and glucose. However, as with all things, there are caveats and in the case of coffee, the caveat is when you drink your first cuppa. When you first wake up, your adrenal glands flood your body with cortisol. It is widely known as a potent … [Read more...] about QuickCheck: Is drinking coffee in the morning bad for you?