For most Canadians, coffee is part of the fabric of everyday life. It can be a morning ritual, a mid-morning pick me up, or an after dinner treat. Ever versatile, coffee can be savoured alone or with friends and conversation.

What coffee doesn't have to be is a guilty pleasure. The truth is that coffee is a safe and natural beverage choice. In fact, an emerging body of credible scientific research suggests that coffee may have a preventative role in various diseases, including various cancers, diabetes and Parkinson's' disease to name a few.

Offered as an educational resource for both consumers and healthcare professionals, coffeeandhealth.ca highlights and summarizes current research on relevant topics. The Coffee Association of Canada invites you to explore the world of coffee and health and suggests you discuss any personal health issues with an appropriate professional who is familiar with your specific medical conditions.