August 19th, 2013
04:17 PM ET

To Drink or Not to Drink Coffee

Many people around the world start their “New Day” with a cup of joe.

Though before you take another sip, watch CNN's Elizabeth Cohen report on a new study that suggests coffee drinkers may need to limit what they’re guzzling down.  Though it seems whether the brown stuff helps or hurts you depends on which scientist is brewing the beans.

The latest study, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, found an association between drinking more than 28 cups of coffee a week and an increased risk of death from all causes.  People under age 55 who drank 4 or more cups a day were 50% more likely to die during the course of the 16-year study.

Dr. Scott Wright, a Cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, says the stimulant from coffee could cause irregular heart rhythms as well as increase your chance of getting gastrointestinal cancer.

But several other studies have found that coffee may actually be good for you.  That cup could help decrease your chances of getting alzheimer's, type two diabetes, and other diseases.

So watch this piece and remember everything’s healthier in moderation.

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