Great health benefits of drinking coffee
That morning cup of coffee may be doing more than serving up a needed caffeine jolt — it may be adding years to your life.
At least that’s the conclusion of a preliminary study that suggests — but doesn’t prove — that coffee is associated with a lower risk of death in the next 10 years.
“Our findings suggest that drinking four cups of coffee each day can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people,” said researcher Dr. Adela Navarro, a cardiologist at Hospital de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.
The findings were presented Sunday at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, in Barcelona.
For the study, researchers investigated the association between coffee consumption and risk of death. The observational study involved about 20,000 middle-aged people from the Mediterranean region. The participants were 37 years old, on average, at the start of the study and were followed for approximately 10 years.