The Link Between Coffee and Depression


A new study of 50,000 women suggests that there may be a link between consuming coffee regularly and depression. Part of the Nurses’ Health Study, it looked at beverage consumption of these women from 1980 to 2004 and showed there was a relationship between women who had “two to three cups of coffee a day were 15% less likely to become depressed during a 10-year period, compared to women who had one cup or less per week,” reported Jezebel via The Wall Street Journal.

Contrary to what we’ve been told about moderate coffee consumption, perhaps brewing that whole pot just for you isn’t such a bad thing, that is, if you aren’t looking to get blue. The more coffee, the less depressed is what the numbers suggest anyway.

Certainly with any study, correlation does not mean causation. However, for now, I’ll gladly fill my cup with steamy black goodness, sip it happily and sing my merry way along.


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