Drinking Coffee Tied to Lower Risk of Death December 20 2015

Here's an interesting article we read on Reuters Health the other day that we thought was worth sharing. In a 10-year study done in the U.S., people who drank coffee regularly were less likely to die from causes such as  heart disease and diabetes, than those who didn't drink coffee at all.

Interestingly, the more coffee they drank, the lower their chance of dying and even decaf drinkers had similar results. Some interesting points from the article:

1. The risk of death was lowest for those who drank four to five cups of coffee per day. Similar results seen among decaf drinkers as well. In the study, people who drank two to three cups of coffee per day had approximately an 18 percent lower risk of death during follow-up compared to those who reported drinking no coffee

2. Coffee drinkers had a reduced risk of death from heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, pneumonia and influenza and suicide, but not cancer.

Now, it's important to note that the study doesn't prove that coffee will make you live longer. It could just be that those who drink coffee regularly may have other healthy habits such as watching their diet, and exercising regularly.

We think Dr. Marc J. Gunter of Imperial College London, who was not part of the new study said it best - "Coffee can be part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and it may even do some good, though we can’t yet recommend than non-drinkers adopt the habit for health reasons".