Coffee Helps You Live Longer, Says Study: How to Take Full Advantage
ritish researchers just completed the largest study ever on the health impacts of consuming coffee and found that the drink may decrease humans’ risk of death from all causes, especially digestive and circulatory diseases.
The study — which was performed by a team from Imperial College London and the International Agency for Research on Cancer — involved 521,330 people from ten European countries, all over the age of 35, who were surveyed and interviewed about their coffee habits. Participants who drank coffee also tended to be younger, smoke, and have less healthy diets; but after the scientists adjusted for these factors, they found that the group that consumed the most coffee had a lessened risk for every cause of death than the group that did not consume any coffee.
“We found that drinking more coffee was associated with a more favourable liver function profile and immune response,” explained Dr. Marc Gunter, the study’s lead author. “This, along with the consistency of the results with other studies in the U.S. and Japan, gives us greater confidence that coffee may have beneficial health effects.”