- News Releases
Is coffee good or bad for us? How much is too much? Can it stunt growth? Donald Hensrud, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Healthy Living Program, provides answers to these much-debated questions.
The greatest of all holidays — International Coffee Day — was celebrated by all (we assume) on Sept. 29. If you're like us, though, you don't need a designated day to celebrate the joys of coffee because every day is Coffee Day. But should it be? Or is our favorite beverage doing nothing more than stunting our growth, dehydrating us, and putting us at an increased risk for other health problems?
To answer those questions, the Rochester Post-Bulletin recently asked the director of Mayo Clinic's Healthy Living Program, and resident coffee guru, Donald Hensrud, M.D., for dispelling some of the most popular myths surrounding the coffee bean.
Here are some highlights:
For more proof, or, uh, reassurance, that coffee does a body good, check out this story, and this story. Then be sure to leave us a comment below before using the social media tools atop this page to share this story with others.
This story originally appeared on the In the Loop blog.
Consuming too much salt can lead to serious health conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Many consumers are turning to Himalayan sea salt, ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Alzheimer's disease affects people of all ethnic groups. Armed with $41 million in new federal funding, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues from ...
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member recently was diagnosed with colon cancer. After researching potential treatment options, I came across intraoperative radiation therapy. What is the ...