Coffee and depression…who would’ve thought?

Did you know that women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression than men?  It’s true.  And guess what?  Those researchers at Harvard are at it again.

Breaking news:  Daily coffee consumption may be tied to decreased depression in women!

I want to know about men, but any way…they have discovered that women who drank two to three cups of caffeinated coffee per day had a 15 percent lower risk of depression than non-coffee drinkers, while those who drank four-plus cups daily had a 20 percent lower risk.

Now that’s great news if you like coffee.  If you don’t like coffee that’s rather depressing!!!!!!!  Ahhhhh……small joke.

Now I remember back a while ago the National Institute for Health said that increase coffee intake directly related to an increase in anxiety disorders. So do you want to be a little anxious but not depressed?

I believe once again we learn…everything in moderation.

The study is not definitive as yet, they do have to replicate it least once for it to be official.  But it’s something to consider.  And it makes since the caffeine is altering your mood and playing around with all those little neurons inside your brain.

They aren’t saying that caffeine or coffee in general will cure depression however it is a positive thing if you’re already a coffee drinker.  If you’re not, don’t start just to lift depression.

Let me know some of the ways you have created to keep your self out of a blue funk.

Wellness Matters for Life

Life Coach Doug


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