The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee ISIC had a recent report which highlighted the role of coffee consumption in reducing Cardiovascular Disease mortality risk.
Current research says that 3 to 5 cups per day has a protective effect. Professor Carlo La Vechia, University of Milan said that moderate coffee consumption can play a role in reducing CVD mortality risk.
The lowest risk of CVD mortality is seen in people who drink 3 cups of coffee per day.
Drinking 3 to 4 cups per day has a 25% lower risk of diabetes type 2 to be developed.
In fact, results differ between populations. For example, 2 cups of coffee can have a great impact on the Japanese population while 3 cups in the UK or US population.