It’s official: Coffee drinkers live longer
Coffee drinkers live longer, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The study, conducted by the US National Cancer Institute, used data from more than 500,000 British volunteers.
Conducted over a decade, the study found that coffee drinkers lived longer on average than those who abstained – whether they drank instant, ground, or decaf.
No matter the cause of death, drinking coffee was associated with longer life expectancy for all participants, aged between 38-73 years.
Blood samples and detailed medical histories, including health and lifestyle questions, showed that 33% of people drank between two and three cups of coffee a day.
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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.
The researchers said: "The study provides further evidence that drinking coffee can be part of a healthy diet and offers reassurance to coffee drinkers."