Study reveals coffee could extend your life

Phillip Butler
July 12, 2017

A second study shows that people of all genders and ethnicities benefit from coffee, and that it doesn't matter how it's prepared. The studies were published on Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The results don't necessarily mean coffee directly prevents people from dying, but researchers suggest they should at least reassure people who can't get by without their daily cup of joe. Other studies have found that coffee can protect liver health and reduce the risk of death from chronic liver damage.

The study conducted at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California analyzed over 215,000 adults between the ages of 45 and 75. "However, if they do so, they should probably do it without a lot of concern".

"Before today, I was thinking about cutting back...but that's not going to be the case anymore", Mosinyan said.

British researchers just completed the largest study ever on the health impacts of consuming coffee and found that the drink may decrease humans' risk of death from all causes, especially digestive and circulatory diseases.

Those who drank two or more cups of coffee per day were 18 percent less likely to have died during the study period than the 16 percent of participants who had never drank coffee. New research shows it can reduce a person's risk of early death from cancer, diabetes, stroke, kidney, respiratory and heart diseases.

"This study includes minorities who have very different lifestyles".


"However, we can't yet recommend how much coffee, and what type, people should drink".

The participants included in the study came from 10 European countries. There were 41,693 deaths over the study period.

People who drank two to four cups of coffee a day benefited the most.

"We found that higher coffee consumption was associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, and specifically for circulatory diseases, and digestive diseases", said lead author Dr Marc Gunter of the IARC in a statement.

Coffee drinkers may have healthier livers and better glucose control than non-coffee drinkers, say the researchers.

Experts praised the robust nature of the studies, but warned that further research was needed to prove that the effects observed were caused by the coffee itself, and not other factors. Both studies separated the smokers and the nonsmokers, but found that it didn't change coffee's effects. Researches have been conducted by various organizations to justify their theories. A steaming cup in the morning can help you face the day, a sweating glass of iced coffee will perk you up in the afternoon heat, and a warm mug after dinner helps settle your meal. "It can be part of a healthy diet". However, they warned that adding sugar, cream, or cream substitutes adds many calories to the diet and might not be as beneficial.

Gunter is lead author of one of the studies, which involved data from over half a million people across ten European countries and 16 years of follow-up research.

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