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What The Latest Science Says About Your Caffeine Intake

In February, the government’s Office Of Disease Prevention And Health Promotion issued its first-ever statement on the relative health benefits and risks of caffeine consumption, and what it said might surprise you: Consuming 400mg of caffeine per day (about 5 cups) has no negative health impacts and may reduce risks for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and Parkinson’s disease. That’s double the amount of caffeine previously cited as reasonable so, if parenthood has already caused you to jack up your cup count each day, you can probably have even more and rest easy. Then again, resting easy is probably the last thing you’ll do after drinking 5 cups of coffee, but at least you’re improving your long-term health.