Coffee, tea and your mood

Have you ever wondered if there is more to your coffee or tea ritual than just a caffeine kick? A recent systematic review and meta-analysis dived into this (link to the study), exploring the potential link between coffee, tea, and caffeine intake and the risk of depression.

饾棯饾椀饾棶饾榿 饾榿饾椀饾棽 饾榾饾槅饾榾饾榿饾棽饾椇饾棶饾榿饾椂饾棸 饾椏饾棽饾槂饾椂饾棽饾槃 饾棽饾槄饾椊饾椆饾椉饾椏饾棽饾棻:

Researchers analysed 29 studies involving over 400,000 participants. These studies investigated the relationship between coffee, tea, and caffeine with depression. It is important to note that these were observational studies. Observational studies are like detectives looking back at data to find patterns or associations, but they cannot prove cause-and-effect. They help us spot potential links, but we need more research to confirm them, such as experimental (interventional) studies, where researchers actively intervene to test a treatment’s or intervention’s effects.

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路聽聽聽聽聽聽Higher coffee consumption might be linked to an 11-22% reduced risk of depressive symptoms.
路聽聽聽聽聽聽Higher tea intake might be associated with a 26% reduced risk of depressive symptoms in some but not all studies.
路聽聽聽聽聽聽Consuming more caffeine overall might be connected to a 13-14% lower risk of depressive symptoms.

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As mentioned above, these studies cannot prove a direct cause-effect relationship. Instead, they suggest an association between coffee, tea and caffeine with depression. Moreover, some studies examined coffee, tea or caffeine consumption independently or in combination. So, while these findings are encouraging, more research is needed to dive deeper into the “why” and “how” coffee, tea or caffeine might impact depression.

饾棢饾椉饾椉饾椄饾椂饾椈饾棿 饾棓饾椀饾棽饾棶饾棻:

While this study suggests a potential mood-influencing benefit of coffee and tea, let’s remember that the relationship between diet and mental health is complex. Likely, more studies are on the horizon to further explore this fascinating connection.

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