Coffee, Health Benefits, Longevity

New Study: Coffee drinkers live longer

Comments Off on New Study: Coffee drinkers live longer 17 May 2012

Drinking coffee may help you live longer, a new study suggests. Two to three cups a day can cut risk of death by heart disease, stroke, diabetes.

Whether you are having it double-double, espresso, iced or decaf, a massive study out of Harvard University has found coffee drinkers are more likely to live longer.

Results show that death rates over a 13-year period among men and women who drank coffee decreased with a greater number of cups per day, up to six. Researchers say drinking two to three cups of coffee a day cuts the overall risk of death by 10%, especially from heart disease, respiratory problems, stroke, diabetes and infections.

The helpful antioxidants in coffee get most of the credit, along with about 1,000 other compounds besides the caffeine.

The study involved more than 400,000 people monitored over a 13-year period. The entire study can be found in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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