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New Research: Don't Kick That Coffee Habit Just Yet

Last updated: Oct 03, 2011

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Albert Ascherio, a physician and professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, followed more than 50,000 women for a decade and asked lots of questions about their caffeine consumption and their happiness. Ascherio found that women who drink coffee have about a 20 percent lower risk of depression than women who don't. Also, the more coffee they drank (up to six cups), the more their depression risk fell.

Should you be brewing a second pot every morning? Read more about Ascherio's views of the positives - and potential negatives - of drinking more coffee at the Well Blog at the New York Times.