Drinking more coffee is associated with a longer life

By December 11, 2018Current

TL;DR – But first, coffee.

It is a fact that life only begins after coffee. 

Drinking more coffee is associated with a longer life

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But better yet, research now shows that drinking coffee could boost your chances of a longer life even for those who consume as many as eight cups a day. In fact, the more coffee consumed, the lower the risks of diseases including cancer and heart disease.

In a UK study of more than 520,000 people over 10 years, coffee drinkers were found to be about 10 to 15% less likely to die than non-coffee drinkers.

Coffee, believe it or not, happens to be a source of antioxidants, outranking both fruits and vegetables. The substances in coffee including caffeine and hundreds of other compounds might reduce inflammation and improve how the body uses insulin, which could decrease the likelihood of developing diabetes. For men, coffee consumption is even associated with a lower risk of suicide.

Before you happily slurp up another cuppa though, health experts have also warned people to watch their intake for their own medical reasons and that too much coffee for women during pregnancy could be harmful. The risk reduction varies according to how much coffee consumed, but you don’t need to worry up until about five cups per day.

So yay, enjoy!

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Lynette K

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