Is Coffee Bad Or Good For Your Health? Two Experts Debate

Debate: Is Coffee Good Or Bad For Your Health?

It's been linked to decreased risk of skin and prostate cancers. It might lower depression risk in women. It could protect you from Type 2 diabetes. It might stave off Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. And it tastes good.

Uh, where do we sign up?

Over the past few years, a body of scientific evidence has built up pointing to the many health benefits of coffee. No wonder more than 50 percent of Americans enjoy a daily java fix. But before you grab a celebratory cup of joe (or seven), consider this: Coffee is also an addictive stimulant that could come with enough side effects to give some experts the jitters.

We sensed a serious debate, er, brewing. And so we asked HuffPost Wellness Editor Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald and HuffPost blogger Mark Hyman, M.D., to break down both sides of the coffee debate.

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