Coffee - even with sugar - cuts risk of death, study confirms

Adults who drank 1.5 to 3.5 cups a day were less likely to die over a seven year period, study finds

People who drink between 1.5 to 3.5 cups of coffee a day, with or without sugar, may live longer than those who do not, according to a new study.

Prior studies have suggested a link between drinking coffee and a lower risk of death, but they have not distinguished between coffee consumed with sugar or artificial sweeteners or without.

The new findings stem from more than 171,000 adults (mean age, 56 years) without heart disease or cancer at baseline from the UK Biobank study, who