That sounds like good news even though it is not like we need yet another excuse to enjoy our morning habit, but it turned out that that small dose of caffeine you get with your morning coffee could actually be the reason you are to live longer, yes even for decades.
In a study conducted by the University of Southern California which measures the data of over 16 years from 185,855 participant of different ethnicities aged between 45 to 75 at the beginning of the study. The findings will have millions of people happy everywhere around the world.
The findings of the study were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and they show that those who drink a cup of coffee per day are less likely to die by heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, cancer or stroke by 12 percent in comparison to those who don’t drink any. When one or two more cups of coffee added daily the percentage to die from one of these diseases reduce by 18 percent.
The research and the findings were applied equally of African Americans, Latinos, Whites and Japanese Americans
What’s even more interesting, it didn’t really matter if people had regular or decaffeinated coffee. Meaning that the associations didn’t really depend on the caffeine in coffee. However scientists are yet to pinpoint the life lengthening compound found in coffee.
Of course we can’t exactly say that coffee will make you live longer, but the study found solid associations between regular intake of coffee and reduced risk of fetal diseases that are considered the leading cause of death for millions of people around the world. So if you are a coffee lover, enjoy it with no guilt and if you don’t like coffee, you should consider getting in the habit of having at least one cup of java a day.
To add to the good news for all coffee lovers. Another study published by the Annals of Internal Medicine which was conducted by the Imperial College London and the International Agency for Research on Cancer gave very similar findings by analyzing 521,330 people in 10 different European countries over the course of 16 years. The findings was that, regular consumption of coffee was pinked to reduced risk of various diseases across all the ten countries.
In the report, researchers say they found that higher consumption of coffee was linked to lowered risk of death from various causes specifically circulatory and digestive diseases. They found that the regular consumption of coffee resulted in better liver function and stronger immune response.