Harvard Health Blog
Health benefits of coffee and a proposed warning label
By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Coffee is among the most popular beverages ever, enjoyed by millions of people worldwide each day. Estimates suggest that Americans consumed 3.4 billion pounds of coffee last year. When it comes to its health effects, coffee is also among the best studied beverages. How much is too much? Does coffee cause cancer? What is behind the proposed new warning label for coffee?