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How does drinking coffee affect my health?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Do you love coffee and caffeinated beverages the way I do? If so, you're in luck. A cup of joe can make you younger. (Granted, of course, that you don't have any of the negative side effects such as migraine headaches, abnormal heartbeats, or gastrointestinal upset.) Studies consistently show that coffee reduces the risk of Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's. So, go ahead and have that espresso or latte. It will make you a third of a year younger. Just be sure to use skim milk, don't add sugar, and take a little extra calcium and B vitamins.

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