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Health benefits give coffee lovers more reasons to drink up

By Gordon Cohen MD PhD FACS, Chief Medical Officer at PRO Sports Club

SPONSORED — Yes, you read that right. When it comes to reducing the risk of cancer, a new study found that drinking coffee could actually reduce the risk of developing liver cancer. According to the University of Southampton study, “drinking one cup more of coffee a day was associated with a 20 percent reduction in the risk of developing HCC (hepatocellular cancer), two cups more with a 35 percent reduction and up to five cups with halving the risk.”

But it’s not about the caffeine. It’s about the antioxidants in coffee that can have positive effects! Antioxidants are molecules that reduce the formation of free radicals.

There is a lot of research on the health benefits of drinking coffee. There are studies which show it can reduce pain, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, provide protection against Parkinson’s Disease and coffee drinkers have less risk of heart disease. Again, this is attributed to the antioxidant properties of coffee. But coffee isn’t the only source of antioxidants. Other foods that provide antioxidants include grapes, blueberries, raspberries, oranges and even wine.

Your health can’t depend on coffee alone. Adopting a healthier lifestyle (which could include coffee), can help you achieve dramatic weight loss while improving your overall health. And it’s beneficial to have a team working with you to give you all the tools you need for success. At PRO Sports Club, the 20/20 Lifestyles program is built on extensive clinical expertise that blends together education, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle coaching, and medical supervision. This unique medically-based program uses sound science to help you lose weight, keep it off, and get your health back in balance.

For more information on 20/20 Lifestyles or other programs at PRO Sports Club, visit PROClub.com or 20/20 Lifestyles.com.

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