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Coffee may really keep you going longer

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Posted on Jan 10, 2018, 2 p.m.

Feeding that coffee craving may well be a good thing as new research suggests that drinking 3
cups a day may reduce the risk of death from all causes. Making that saying coffee keeps you
going have a new more literal meaning as it may improve your longevity according to a study
published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.


Feeding that coffee craving may well be a good thing as new research suggests that drinking 3
cups a day may reduce the risk of death from all causes. Making that saying coffee keeps you
going have a new more literal meaning as it may improve your longevity according to a study
published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers at the Imperial College London and the International Agency for Research on
Cancer looked at the benefits of coffee consumption in people from 10 European countries. The
study received funding from the IARC and the European Commission Directorate General for
Health and Consumers.

The team has gathered data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and
Nutrition study involving 521,330 individuals over the age of 35. The participants diets were
evaluated through interviews and questionnaires. It was revealed using data from a 16 year
follow up that close to 42,000 individuals died from various conditions such as stroke, circulatory
diseases, cancer, and heart failure. The study suggests that coffee drinkers exhibited better
glucose control and healthier livers in comparison to those that don’t drink coffee, similar effects
were shown with consuming decaffeinated coffee, demonstrating insights into possible mechanisms                                    for the positive effects of coffee combined with results from other studies according
to lead author Dr. Marc Gunter.

Adding that he is not encouraging people to drink more or less
coffee, that moderate coffee consumption is not detrimental to your health, and could have
benefits.

Previously in 2015 scientists at Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health gathered data from 3
studies involving 208,501 individuals that showed drinking 3 to 5 cups of coffee a day seemed
to boost overall well being. The participants’ were assessed on their personal habits, health, and
diet. This studies results showed that over 12,500 men and 19,500 women died from a varied
range of caused during the follow up period, and that individuals who moderately consumed
coffee either caffeinated or decaffeinated were less likely to die of suicide, diabetes,
cardiovascular disease, and neurological diseases as compared to those who had little to no
coffee consumption.

Bioactive compounds in coffee reduce systematic inflammation and insulin
resistance that may explain some of the findings says first author Ming Ding adding more
studies are needed on the biological mechanisms behind the effects.

Sources include:
WW3.Imperial.AC.uk
HSPH.Harvard.edu

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