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The Link Between Coffee and Depression

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |

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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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson


Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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