We all love coffee – it helps us to start our days when we feel like doing anything but! But as new research has found, coffee isn’t just good for getting you ready to face the day, it can also have a positive impact on our health, and even help us live longer!
A recent study, published in the European Journal of Epidemiology, shows that coffee may boost the chances for a longer life by up to 2 years.
The researchers analysed information from 40 cases including 3 million subjects and 450,256 causes of death. They explored the link between coffee and mortality ‘in various sub-populations by characteristics of subjects’ such as aging, obesity and other lifestyle factors that affect the risk of mortality.
The scientists’ research has concluded that coffee drinking was associated with a lower risk of death – ‘irrespective of age, overweight status, alcohol drinking, smoking status and caffeine content of coffee.’
As for how much coffee… the research found that drinking two to four cups of coffee per day was linked to reduced mortality, compared to no coffee consumption.
Coffee drinking was also found to have links with lowering the risk of some cancers, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, and dementia.
As the research found, people who drink two to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to live longer than those who do not. This, however, by no means is a recommendation for drinking too much coffee. Too much of anything is bad…
Are you a coffee lover? How many cups of coffee do you drink in a day?
What’s your take on this recent research?
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Coffee, by the way, isn’t the only thing that helps you live longer – happiness is another. Happiness has a direct link to not just how long we live, but also how well we live. Being happier makes you healthier, and live longer. Check out this article to learn about 15 ways to increase your happiness. Check out our other articles on happiness to learn even more about the topic.
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