(NaturalPath) A newly published review examined three large cohort studies to examine suicide risk and its relation to coffee consumption. Consumption was assessed every four years with food-frequency questionnaires and deaths from suicides were obtained from death certificates. Coffee consumption was grouped into ≤1cup per day, 2-3cups per day, and ≥4cups per day.
Results showed that overall, coffee consumption was inversely correlated to suicide rates. This means that lower coffee consumption was seen in participants that had committed suicide. Researchers speculated whether coffee consumption could improve mood the depressive symptoms leading to suicide risk. Along with other recent research showing the benefits of coffee, improving mood disorders might be one of them. These preliminary findings show us the importance of determining whether coffee may be beneficial as part of a nutritional regime for patients with various psychological disorders.
Razi Berry, Founder and Publisher of Naturopathic Doctor News & Review (ndnr.com) and NaturalPath (thenatpath.com), has spent the last decade as a natural medicine advocate and marketing whiz. She has galvanized and supported the naturopathic community, bringing a higher quality of healthcare to millions of North Americans through her publications. A self-proclaimed health-food junkie and mother of two; she loves all things nature, is obsessed with organic gardening, growing fruit trees (not easy in Phoenix), laughing until she snorts, and homeschooling. She is a little bit crunchy and yes, that is her real name.