Do Coffee Drinkers Live Longer?
So what are they saying?
New data supports growing evidence that coffee could help prevent death from heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
The study is from the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Researchers looked at the habits of 208,000 adult coffee drinkers. All were asked about their coffee drinking habits every four years for 30 years. They concluded that moderate coffee drinkers had a lower risk of deaths from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, type 2 diabetes and even suicide.
The positive results were seen in those who drink regular coffee and those who drink decaf, suggesting it’s not the caffeine, but the beans that hold the benefits.
Dr. Ming Ding, the study’s author and a doctoral student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health had this to say about the results.
“Previous studies show that chemical compounds in coffee beans reduce insulin resistance and systematic inflammation. This may account for the inverse association between coffee and mortality.”
I wish the study would have went a little further and asked which brand of coffee each person preferred. I’m assuming the quality of the coffee bean also makes quite a big difference.
Are you a coffee drinker? If so, how many cups of coffee do you have each day and what’s your go to brand?
If you don’t drink coffee, what do you drink instead?