By Sam McManis
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Great news for those who go on daily coffee jags: A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that the life-giving brew does not boost blood pressure.
Take our quiz on what this — and other studies — have found about that cup of joe surgically attached to your hand.
1. The AJCN study says that there’s no appreciable difference in hypertension risk even for people who drank how many cups of coffee per day?
2. In a study of 12,204 middle-age coffee drinkers, those who reported drinking four or more cups daily had a lower risk of developing what condition than those who “almost never” drink coffee.
a) Type 2 diabetes
c) kidney failure
3. True or false: People who reported drinking one to three cups of coffee per day were 20 percent more likely to be hospitalized for abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) than nondrinkers.
4. A 2009 Scandinavian study showed that people who consumed three to five cups of coffee daily were what percentage less likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease compared with nondrinkers?
a) 25 percent
b) 35 percent
c) 65 percent
5. In study results that may surprise, high coffee consumption also decreases the chances of what type of cancer?