More Coffee Drinking May Lessen Depression for Women

Study finds women who drink more coffee are less likely to be depressed

By Sarah Grieco
|  Monday, Sep 26, 2011  |  Updated 5:12 PM CDT
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More Coffee Drinking May Lessen Depression for Women

Ladies, drink up: Drinking multiple cups of coffee per day may decrease depression risk.

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Coffee drinkers, there’s a new reason to pick up that second cup in the morning: A study has found that depression risk decreases when women increase caffeinated coffee consumption.

The study, published in the Archives of International Medicine, observed more than 50,000 women for roughly 25 years. Women wrote how much caffeine they consumed throughout the day and study authors checked in on their mental state.

Depression risk decreased as women reported drinking more cups of coffee. Women who drank two to three cups of coffee per day had a 15 percent less threat of future depression. Those who consumed more than 4 cups each day decreased their risk by 20 percent.

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