Yet ANOTHER Study Suggests Daily Coffee Could Help You Live Longer

  • Yet ANOTHER Study Suggests Daily Coffee Could Help You Live Longer

Yet ANOTHER Study Suggests Daily Coffee Could Help You Live Longer

Even drinking less than one cup of coffee per day lowers the risk of premature death due by 6 percent, the study found.

However, people are normally advised to drink no more than four cups of coffee a day - about 400mg. And the risk of death during the follow-up period was only slightly higher for people drinking around 4 cups of coffee a day compared with those who drank more than 8, he told Live Science.

"These findings suggest the importance of non caffeine constituents in the coffee-mortality association and provide further reassurance that coffee drinking can be a part of a healthy diet". Simply drinking coffee isn't necessarily a health panacea.

"A lot of people start drinking tea because they know all the negative stuff associated with coffee and they come in and they're like, 'Oh, I've drunk too much coffee already today, ' and you can now say to them that actually it's beneficial to health", he said.

In many studies, it hasn't mattered whether coffee was caffeinated or not, which indicates that many benefits may not be connected to caffeine - there are all kinds of other antioxidant-rich compounds in coffee that could have an effect.

The research team plans to break down the Biobank data by coffee preparation type - pressed coffee, versus filtered coffee, for example, to see if that makes any difference to health.

It seems like everyday there is a new study telling us either that coffee is slowly killing us or making us healthier.

Nonetheless, Loftfield's study joins a large group that have found health benefits associated with coffee.

Half-a-million British adults who consumed coffee for more than 10 years were observed.

In other words while coffee drinking has some benefits especially in dealing with non-communicable diseases, your genes decide how well you metabolise caffeine.

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The study covered people who drank instant, ground and decaffeinated coffee.

"Coffee makes you happy, it gives you something to look forward to in the morning", he said.

Previous studies have found coffee drinkers have a 15 percent lower risk of death and are less likely to die from respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Mechanisms to explain the protective effect of coffee consumption include reduced inflammation, improved insulin sensitivity, and effects on liver enzyme levels and endothelial function, according to the study. And when all causes of death were combined, even slow caffeine metabolizers had a longevity boost.

That means, for example, if you're adding 500 calories of cream and sugar to a coffee beverage the size of a Big Gulp, you might want to keep an eye on that.