Wellington baristas welcome research showing drinking coffee is linked to longer life

Another Cup? More Coffee Could Be Linked to Longer Life Span

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Researchers Erikka Loftfield, Marilyn C. Cornelis and Neil Caporaso used data collected over a decade from around half a million British volunteers.

Also past year, 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 nearly never drank coffee.

The researchers found that coffee drinking was inversely associated with all-cause mortality.

As a part of the Biobank study, people were asked how many cups of coffee they drank daily, including decaf.

The live-giving properties of a cup of joe even stayed in place for the survey's 10,000 respondents who drank eight cups or more a day.

A new study claimed that drinking coffee will help you live longer, adding to the numerous research the beverage offers several benefits to its fans.

In a 10-year follow-up period, around 14,000 people in the study died (the leading causes of death were cancer, cardiovascular disease and respiratory diseases).

They found non-coffee drinkers were more likely to have died than those that drunk coffee.

Dr Loftfield said: "Such evidence played a major role in the 2015 US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report, which concluded moderate coffee consumption of up to five eight-ounce cups per day can be a part of a healthy diet".

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Experts say that coffee is beneficial for health not just because of the caffeine but because of other compounds and antioxidants that they contan.

Feel free to pour yourself a cup of coffee before reading this - even if you've already had some today.

However, despite the findings, the researchers are warning people not to significantly increase their coffee intake in a weird quest for eternal life. The authors called for future studies with more detailed data collection on coffee type and preparation to provide further insights.

However, the team behind the study stressed they only found a correlation between coffee and a lower chance of death. And it also doesn't matter what version of the "coffee gene" people have.

The second main way in which the study builds upon past research is that it took into account mortality incidence with respect to genetic differences in participants' metabolizing of caffeine.

Drinking coffee could cut the risk of death even in those who struggle to metabolize caffeine, scientists believe.

"Coffee makes you happy, it gives you something to look forward to in the morning, " said Taylor, a sound engineer from Las Vegas. Researchers noticed an inverse association between drinking coffee and the risk of death, regardless of whether individuals metabolized it quickly or slowly.

Dr. Robin Poole, a specialty registrar in public health at the University of Southampton who did not work on the study, told Newsweek the research is significant as it includes a very large sample of people from the general population, and data both on coffee consumption and genetics.

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