Coffee is linked to reduced depression risk in nurse study

09/26/2011 | BBC · New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Data on more than 50,000 female nurses showed that the risk of depression dropped by 20% for those who drank four or more cups of coffee a day and by 15% in those who consumed two to three cups, a study in Archives of Internal Medicine found. More than 2,600 participants in the Nurses' Health Study reported experiencing depression from 1996 to 2006, a Harvard Medical School team reported. Only caffeinated coffee had an impact on depression risk, the researchers said.

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