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.
The study added that the longevity boost may be acquired from any kind of coffee, whether it is brewed coffee, instant coffee, or even decaf.
Drinking Coffee Is Good For You, Another Study Says
Is coffee good or bad? New research, published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal, adds to the growing list of studies that highlight the benefits of drinking coffee.
The study, which lasted for a decade, involved about 500,000 subjects in England, Scotland, and Wales, with ages ranging from 38 to 73 years old.
"We found that people who drank two to three cups per day had about a 12 percent lower risk of death compared to non-coffee drinkers," said National Cancer Institute research fellow and study leader Erikka Loftfield.
The study also found that it did not matter what kind of coffee people drank, and how much. Whether it was brewed coffee, instant coffee, or decaf, and either in small or big amounts, the longevity boost was observed.
Tufts University nutrition expert Alice Lichtenstein, who was not involved in the study, said that the results do not mean that non-coffee drinkers should force themselves to drink it. However, the findings provide additional reassurance to coffee drinkers, while reinforcing previous research on the benefits of the beverage to human health.
"It's hard to believe that something we enjoy so much could be good for us. Or at least not be bad," said Lichtenstein.
Coffee Benefits Studies
In March, a California judge rules that coffee sold in the state should come with cancer warning labels, but experts quickly refuted that drinking coffee leads to the development of the dreaded disease.
There are many more studies praising coffee for the health benefits that it provides to its drinkers. In June, a study carried out by molecular biologists from the University of Dusseldorf revealed that drinking at least four cups of coffee will protect a person's heart. That study confirmed the findings of a study that was published in November last year, where researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh and Southampton said that drinking coffee may significantly reduce the chances of early death.
The exact source of the health benefits in coffee, however, remains unclear, as the beverage contains over 1,000 chemical compounds, including antioxidants that provide cells protection against damage. Stanford Prevention Research Center nutrition studies director Christopher Gardner, meanwhile, said that part of the benefits of coffee may be linked to the simple fact that it brings joy to its drinkers.