Can drinking coffee help combat depression?
With the night’s closing in and winter approaching it is a time of year that sees increased rates of depression. Here at UKVending we are always looking for positive ways to see us through this season and we were pleased to read of a new research study undertaken by the illustrious Harvard Medical School in the United States.
Their project was to see if drinking coffee could provide a boost and lower the risk of depression. The study involved 300,000 people and when the results were published it stated that people who “consumed higher levels of coffee were at lower risk of depression than people who consumed less or no coffee.”
The study even gave an actual measurable amount of coffee as being the sweet spot for your daily intake. According to the study, coffee’s “peak protective effect appeared to be among those who consumed 400 mL/day (i.e., 13 ounces).”