The more that’s learned about the gut microbiome, the more is understood about the profound impact it has on overall health.
And in welcome news for coffee addicts everywhere, a new study has linked coffee consumption to a healthier microbiome.
The study is the first to take gut microbiome samples directly from the colon, and found that coffee drinkers had healthier profiles on a range of metrics, including more abundant and evenly distributed bacterial species.
The cause of the link is still unknown, but natural plants have a similar positive effect, making for a good alternative for those who don’t or can’t drink coffee.
Those who are regular coffee drinkers can rest easy in the knowledge that moderate consumption doesn’t seem to cause harm, and may well be good for you.
These research findings were presented at the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting on 28 October 2019, and should be considered preliminary until published.
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Source: Medical Xpress