Three cups of coffee a day offers 'greatest benefit' to health

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However the authors of the study also point out that the potential health benefits are not universal, with coffee consumption by pregnant women linked to a higher risk of miscarriage.

"Mothers-to-be need not panic but might want to limit their coffee consumption to two cups per day in line with the recent European guidelines on caffeine".

Drinking coffee may actually be beneficial to your health, according to a new study. It also decreases the risks of liver diseases, diabetes, some cancers, and dementia.

Among these groups, they said coffee could be harmful.

The protection was greatest for liver and bowel tumours.

Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed beverages worldwide and could have positive health benefits.

To better understand the effects of coffee consumption on health, a team led by Robin Poole, from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, carried out an umbrella review of 201 studies. Finally, there seemed to be beneficial associations between coffee consumption and Parkinson's disease, depression and Alzheimer's disease. Numerous included studies may have adjusted for factors that may be associated with both the health outcome and with coffee drinking, such as smoking.

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Findings from the world's largest study into coffee and its impact on health, published earlier this year, showed it was a "wonderful medicine" and those who consumed it regularly could cheat an early death.

They claimed the results indicated moderate intake was safe and enjoying an espresso, cappuccino or latte could offer protection, particularly from circulatory and digestive diseases.

Folks who drink multiple cups of coffee per day are less likely to have risks of premature death and heart disease than those who don't drink coffee at all, researchers concluded on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

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Experts believe naturally-occurring compounds found in coffee boost wellbeing, by improving liver function and bolstering the immune system.

People consuming three cups of coffee a day were seen to have a reduction in premature death in comparison to the people who do not take coffee.

However he concluded that even with these caveats, "moderate coffee consumption seems remarkably safe, and it can be incorporated as part of a healthy diet by most of the adult population".