Happiness is Brewing

Widely used to combat fatigue, coffee may also provide another perk by fighting depression.

Although further investigation is needed, researchers of a new study to be published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, say women who drank coffee had a lower risk for depression. The effect increased with the number of cups women drank. For example, women who drank four cups of coffee every day had a 20 percent lower risk of depression than women who drank two to three cups. They had a 15 percent risk reduction.

Health experts warn that drinking too much coffee can cause nervousness or sleep problems.

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