Drinking coffee may help you live longer, according to study
Researchers suggest drinking around three cups of coffee a day is good for your health, and it doesn’t even matter what kind of coffee you drink.
LONDON — After sampling data from more than half a million people across 10 European countries, a new study shows that coffee drinkers are more likely to live longer than non-coffee drinkers.
The study was conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and Imperial College London, who analyzed cancer and nutrition data from more than 500,000 Europeans over the age of 35 from 10 different European countries, including the UK, over a 16-year-period.
The study finds coffee drinkers have significantly lower mortality rates than non-coffee drinkers and lower risk of death from all causes, specifically for circulatory diseases and digestive diseases.
It also highlights that coffee drinkers appear to have healthier livers and better glucose control, which may have improved their overall health.
“Our results suggest that moderate coffee drinking — up to around three cups per day — is not detrimental to your health, and that incorporating coffee into your diet could have health benefits,” Professor Elio Riboli, head of the School of Public Health at Imperial College London said in a press release.
Researchers plan to do further research to determine the compound in coffee that offers such health benefits.
The study was published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.
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