Caffeinated Ladies Fighting Depression


A new study suggests that drinking more than one cup of coffee a day may prevent the onset of depression in women. And the more you drink, the better: “The biggest coffee drinkers saw the largest reduction in risk, according to the study. Those who drank four cups or more per day reduced their risk of depression by 20 percent.”

Add this study to the lack of evidence that caffeine contributes to cardiovascular problems, inflammation, and cancer plus earlier research suggesting caffeine reduces depression, suicide and possibly certain prostate cancers, and (if you can fall asleep) sleep soundly knowing that “concerns about too much caffeine just don’t seem to be panning out.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →