(WXIA) -- Is coffee good for you, or is it bad for you?
A study from the Mayo Clinic is among other conflicting studies creating confusion about coffee and health. Consumers are unsure whether the morning brew is something they should drink or not.
Some drink it regardless of conflicting information, and drink more than a handful of cups per day.
A recent study found those that drink more than four cups of coffee per day should think about cutting back. According to the findings, people under age 55 who drank four or more cups per day were 50 percent more likely to die during the course of the study, which lasted 16 years.
The study pertained to 8-ounce cups of coffee, not the giant drinks many order to start their day.
Coffee might hurt you by increasing your chances of getting gastrointestinal cancer. The stimulant from coffee and caffeine could also cause irregular heart rhythms.
On the contrary, other studies conclude coffee is good for you and can benefit your health. Drinking coffee can decrease the likelihood of getting Alzheimer's disease, type two diabetes and other diseases.
So what's a java lover to do? Some doctors say you can hedge you coffee consumption by sticking to fewer than four 8-ounce cups.
CNN contributed to this report.
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