Coffee good for gut health: study

Scientists have found that drinking coffee, tea and even wine is associated with having a healthier and more diverse community of microbes in the digestive system. It is believed that the make-up of a person’s gut flora can play a role in a range of health problems, from digestive issues through to mood disorders.. The study, which was published in the international journal, Science, found that while some beverages were associated with positive attributes, others such as sugary drinks and whole fat milk had the opposite effect. “In total we found 60 dietary factors that influence diversity,” Dr. Alexandra Zhernakova, a researcher at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands and the first author of the study, said in a statement. “But there is good correlation between diversity and health: Greater diversity is better.”

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