This is number 9 in our 13-day "health benefits of coffee" series.
9. Coffee Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier
Depression is a serious mental disorder that causes a significantly reduced quality of life.
It is incredibly common and about 4.1% of people in the U.S. currently meet the criteria for clinical depression.
Another study with 208,424 individuals found that those who drank 4 or more cups per day were 53% less likely to commit suicide (40).
Bottom Line: Coffee appears to lower the risk of developing depression and may dramatically reduce the risk of suicide.