Many people need their morning cup o' Joe to function, but is coffee really that safe for you? The benefits of coffee have been touted in recent research and include reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and even Parkinson's disease. But other studies have shown that coffee, and the caffeine it contains, can have some bad effects as well.
Caffeine is said to be the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drug. According to the International Coffee Organization, roughly 1.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day throughout the world. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration has reported the daily caffeine intake is roughly 300 mg/person/d, equivalent to 2-4 cups of coffee. This is considered moderate.