Coffee's Shocking Health Benefits & Risks


Shocking Facts About Coffee and Your Health

My morning routine: Wake up. Take a shower. Drink coffee. …and then more coffee.


Just like other coffee lovers, I freaked out when I learned that a Swedish study claims that coffee can make women’s breast smaller. I was like “OMG. No wonder!” 

Shocking Facts About Coffee and Your HealthThe weird study was developed by Helena Jernström, a lecturer in experimental oncology at Lund University. She’s been going out on seminars saying “Drinking coffee can have a major effect on breast size.” She proved her findings by studying almost 270 women who showed a clear connection between coffee and smaller breasts.

On the positive side, the study also points out that drinking coffee reduces the risk of breast cancer. In fact, the result of Helena Jernström’s study was published in the British Journal of Cancer. Average women with big breasts can reduce the risk by drinking at least three cups of coffee a day. A cup of coffee keeps breast cancer away!

But, like any substance, how you’re affected depends on your body’s health and chemistry. Here are a few things to look out for:

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Rebecca Ariane Givens is Urbanette's Beauty and Health Editor. She is an expert in all things related to beauty, holistic health, organic food, toxins and fitness. She is a part-time model and nutritionist who grew up in Canada and now lives in Brooklyn, with her boyfriend David.

Reader Discussion: 79 Comments

  1. Hillary Williams

    I appreciate the information you shared here. I read about this from a research and I got scared, “Caffeine is considered a psychoactive drug since it stimulates the central nervous system and alters mood and behavior.”

  2. Christine Wiggin

    It’s amazing how caffeine can impact our “pleasure centers” improving our mood and keeping us hooked.

  3. Jennifer Kirkpatrick

    According to a study conducted by Dr. Brain, “Women who are regular coffee consumers have been shown to have less depression.” But he says too much coffee can have the opposite effect, causing anxiety and restlessness.

  4. Agnes Hoots

    A cliché as it might sounds: Too much of any good thing can be bad for you!

  5. Edwina Thornhill

    Based on experience, too much coffee causes “bad breath…” Or is it because I’m drinking it a lot on an empty stomach?!

  6. Blanche Martina

    Coffee always has weird negative effects on my body, so happy I rarely drink it anymore

  7. Jodi Thil

    The effects of coffee are greater when consumed between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM, apparently. But I’m still going to drink it now 🙂

  8. Osana Smith

    I drink coffee so much that I don’t even think the caffeine effects me anymore 😩

  9. Jossen Row

    why do I only feel the effects of coffee like 8 hours after I drink it what kinda science is that?

  10. Johnnie Bradford

    desperately trying to not drink coffee today and the effects of the withdrawal are already hitting me hard

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