Drink coffee as if your life depends on it
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another study extolling the virtues of coffee, a large study has confirmed that up to eight cups a day protects against all-cause mortality.
The study of nearly half a million British adults found that coffee drinkers were about 10-15% less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up.
Differences by amount of coffee consumed were minimal, although a small dose–response effect was evident.
What’s more, it didn’t seem to matter whether the brew of choice was instant, ground or decaffeinated coffee.
All types had a positive effect on longevity, the study found.
This suggests the importance of non-caffeine constituents in the coffee–mortality association, say the US researchers.
In other words, it’s not the caffeine that’s the magic ingredient in coffee.
The researchers say there are many