People Who Drink Coffee, Regardless Of The Quantity, Are Likely To Live A Long, Healthy Life 07105

People Who Drink Coffee, Regardless Of The Quantity, Are Likely To Live A Long, Healthy Life

Even the heaviest coffee drinkers are less likely to die prematurely than the those who drink the least or none at all. Not only is new research backing this claim, there have been a number of studies in the recent past that have agreed with this statement. The latest one is a large study, which is a testimony to this fact.

Regardless of the kind of coffee you prefer to drink, including the likes of decaf or instant coffee, coffee-drinkers who seem to be addicted to drinking several cups a day fare better health-wise in the long run.

Regular coffee-drinkers, regardless of the amount of coffee or the kind of coffee they drank, were less likely to die over a 10-year period than non-coffee drinkers, reported the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Jama Internal Medicine. 

Even people who consumed between one to eight cups or more a day were less likely to die, on an average, compared to non-drinkers, reported the National Cancer Institute’s team research lead Erikka Lotfield. 

A follow-up 10 years into the study revealed that out the 14,000 people who died, non-coffee drinkers were more likely to have died than coffee-drinkers. Here’s what else was revealed:

People Who Drink Coffee, Regardless Of The Quantity, Are Likely To Live A Long, Healthy Life

-Participants who drank four or more cups per day, compared with people who drank less coffee and with non-drinkers, were more likely to drink instant coffee and be current smokers.

-Whereas participants who drank one to three cups per day were found to be older, likelier to have a university degree, and also likely to report ‘excellent’ health.

-Coffee might help reduce inflammation levels in the body, how the body uses insulin, help liver and function and also benefit the health of your blood vessels.

-The study also found some evidence that coffee can help protect against diabetes, colon and liver cancer, and reduce inflammation in the body. 

A couple of other large studies that came out recently concurred with this theory. 
Men who reported drinking the most coffee were about 12 percent less likely to die during the follow-up period, compared to men who didn’t drink coffee. Similarly, women who drank the most coffee were about 7 percent less likely to die during that time than women who didn’t drink any, claimed a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, from data collated over 16 years. 

Another study that collated data over a 16-year follow-up compared people who drank coffee to those who didn’t, revealed that those who drank one cup per day were 12 percent less likely to die during follow up. People who drank two or more cups per day were 18 percent less likely to die. “Caffeine is the most studied compound, but we see similar patterns among people who drink decaffeinated,” said V. Wendy Setiawan, of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

While the results don’t indicate the coffee necessarily prevents people from dying, the research should at least reassure people who can’t get by without their daily cup(s) of coffee. 

“I think for some people, it’s going to put their minds at ease. It’s premature that people start consuming coffee to improve health outcomes,” stated Lichtenstein. She also said it could be that people who drink coffee aren’t drinking other beverages with a lot of calories like apple juice.

However, there isn’t any added benefit of drinking more than what you usually do. The death rates, for instance, do not get better the more cups of coffee you drink, noted the researchers. 

While caffeine in large amounts can potentially put you in harm’s way, it takes huge amounts of coffee to deliver a lethal dose—roughly around 25 cups or so, according to the FDA.

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