Recent Study Suggests Drinking 6-7 Cups Of Coffee A Day Can Help You Live Longer

Date July 25, 2018 16:46

Most of us drink coffee for its taste and for the much-needed energy boost it provides. We rarely think about what coffee can do for our health, but, as it turns out, the world’s most popular beverage can benefit us a lot. A recent study even links drinking coffee to longevity.

According to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine earlier this month, drinking 6-7 cups of coffee daily can significantly lower your risk of early death of cancer and heart disease.

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The study lasted a decade, and more than 500,000 people (aged 38 to 73) took part in it. Over the 10 years, more than 14,000 of these people died.

The participants who drank 6-7 cups of coffee per day have proved to have a 16% lower risk of death. Individuals who drank more than 8 cups of coffee daily saw a slightly lower decrease in risk of early death (14%). For those who drank 2-3 servings of coffee, the chances of dying early decreased to 12%.

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By the way, the study shows no difference between caffeinated and decaf coffee, as its participants drank both.

Authors of this study stress that these figures don’t prove that coffee is a direct cause of longevity. The study only shows the correlation between drinking the beverage and living longer. Still, the properties of coffee may actually improve your health and extend your life.

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Consumption of coffee has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, liver disease, depression, dementia, and diabetes. The benefit doesn’t only come from the caffeine, as we have mentioned. Like other plant-based drinks and foods, coffee is a great source of disease-fighting antioxidants.

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The research results don’t necessarily mean you should start drinking large amounts of this beverage if you haven’t already been doing so. You may get at least some of the same benefits if you drink tea.

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Here's another thing to keep in mind: Despite the benefits of coffee, you may want to cut down on this beverage, or even stop drinking it altogether if:

  1. You’re pregnant.
  2. You’re sensitive to caffeine.
  3. You have an anxiety disorder.
  4. You’re on medicines that interact with caffeine and other substances found in coffee.
  5. You have high blood pressure.
  6. Your doctor told you to stop drinking coffee (or limit it) because of your health condition.

Source: WebMD, Medical Daily, HealthLine

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