Coffee Can’t Repair Your DNA, but It Does Do Something Potentially Even Better

Coffee, however, isn’t a guilty pleasure; it’s a superfood that reduces your risk of serious diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia and Parkinson’s, as well as a host of minor afflications, including constipation and premature ejaculation.

Most important of all, it’s now clear that coffee drinkers are less likely to get cancer than people who drink other beverages, including tea.

Just to be clear, coffee can’t repair your DNA directly, so it’s in no way a cure for cancer. But scientists now know that coffee does reduce cellular damage, including mutations to your DNA that otherwise might lead to cancer.

The effect of coffee on each individual varies according to that person’s specific DNA. Because of this, there exist some unfortunate people in this world whose systems, sadly, can’t process caffiene and must therefore avoid coffee.

On the brighter side, though, some individuals are on the other end of the scale and thus receive outsized benefits. I suspect, or at least hope, that people who write online columns for business magazines fall into this category.

Published on: Feb 6, 2020

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