Q. I keep hearing about how bad coffee is for you. I also hear about how good coffee is for you. What gives?
The average American drinks over 400 cups of coffee a year, so how this popular beverage affects our health is an important issue.
Let's start with the bad part.
For the general population, the evidence suggests that coffee drinking doesn't have any serious detrimental health effects.
This is a summation from Dr. Rob van Dam, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health.