By Alex Bellury, Senior writer

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

(NEW FRONTIER NEWS) – Drinking coffee could lead to living a longer life, according to a research study published Monday.

Half a million who drank 1 to 8 cups of coffee a day in the United Kingdom were studied in a report in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Those who drank coffee received health benefits, improving their heart, liver, brain and more.

People who drank 2 to 5 cups of coffee in a day were about 12% less likely to die than non-coffee-drinkers over the 10-year time period in the study. People who drank 6 to 7 cups were 16% less likely to die, and people who drank 8 or more cups were about 14% less likely to die.

“We found that people who drank two to three cups per day had about a 12 percent lower risk of death compared to non-coffee drinkers,” said Erikka Loftfield, a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute.

Another study conducted last year in The BMJ British medical journal looked at over 200 previous studies and found that drinking 3 or 4 cups a day can cause more positive impacts than negative.

Spanish researchers reported people who drank at least four cups of coffee a day had a 64 percent lower risk of death than those who never or almost never drank coffee.

Coffee drinkers are also less likely to develop various forms of cancer, Type 2 diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s, dementia, liver cirrhosis, and heart disease.

Metabolism does not change the health benefits of coffee, nor does decaffeinated coffee. Ground coffee and instant coffee have the same benefits as well.

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Loftfield, Erikka. (July 2018). Association of Coffee Drinking With Mortality by Genetic Variation in Caffeine Metabolism. JAMA Network. The United States. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2686145

Loria, Kevin. (July 2018). A study of half a million people found more evidence that drinking coffee is associated with a longer life. Insider. The United States. http://www.thisisinsider.com/coffee-drinking-connected-to-lower-risk-of-death-study-finds-2018-7

May, Ashley. (July 2018). Coffee linked to longer life in latest study, suggesting it’s part of a healthy diet. USA Today. The United States. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/07/03/coffee-linked-longer-life-jama-study/753894002/

Meredith, Sam. (July 2018). Drinking as many as eight cups of coffee a day could help you live longer, study says. CNBC. The United States. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/03/drinking-coffee-could-help-you-live-longer-study-says.html

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