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Why coffee isn't bad for you [news]

Knowing what to eat isn’t always simple. In nutrition land there’s often flip-flopping advice – like carbs are bad, good – and then they’re bad all over again. It’s no surprise we get confused, given the often conflicting messages. But a new book "Coffee is Good for You" makes it easier to tell the believable from the bodgy. Coffee’s unhealthy reputation stems partly from older research linking coffee to an increased risk of heart disease and pancreatic cancer - but without accounting for the effects of any cigarettes which might have been smoked with the coffee. Newer studies following tens of thousands of people over many years, have found coffee drinkers have no greater risk of heart disease or stroke – and appear to have a slightly lower risk.