Although there has always been talk on the positive and negative effects the drink may have on people but it looks like coffee drinkers may live longer.
Coffee – good and bad
There are many coffee lovers in the world and there are, of course many coffee haters. We can even see the world as being split between those who worship coffee and those who see it as a disgusting and extremely unhealthy beverage. But we’ve got news for them – coffee is not that unhealthy but the opposite. According to a study conducted by a team at the National Cancer Institute, the drink can actually have a role in prolonging life.
What the study says
The study was made using data on more than 90,000 adults who had no history of cancer or cardiovascular disease. The subjects were observed from 1998 to 2009. The researchers were interested in the participants’ coffee intake, diet, smoking levels and health information. By the time the study was finished in 2009, about 8,700 subjects had died.
According to their findings, researchers have established that people who used to drink coffee decreased their chances of a premature death than the ones who didn’t use to drink coffee. It was estimated that two or three cups of coffee a day can reduce the risk of early death by 18% regardless of the amount of caffeine consisted in the coffee.
Coffee can reduce the risk of cardiovascular death
Although coffee drinking has been associated in the past with liver cancer, it cannot be associated with mortality in general. It seems that the beverage could reduce the risk for some types of cancer and increase it for others.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a moderate coffee consumption is also safe for pregnant women. Although the study doesn’t say coffee actually prolongs life, it says that it may help reduce inflammation and the risk of cardiovascular death.
All in all, given this new piece of information coffee haters may start to think differently about coffee. Although drinking coffee won’t necessarily make you live a long healthy life, it might help you dodge some cancer or cardiovascular bullets so why not make everything you can to help reduce the risks for such health problems.
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