A new study suggests that people who drink a lot of coffee have lower rates of death
Research revealed that people who drank 1 to 3 cups of coffee a day had 6% to 8% lower risk of dying than non coffee drinkers. Those who drank more than 3-5 cups and more than 5 cups had 15% and 12% lower death rates respectively. One important factor observed is that all these people never smoked.
- Coffee contains chemicals such as lignans and chlorogenic acid that could reduce inflammation and help control blood sugar, both of which could help reduce the risk of heart disease.
- coffee drinkers were about 10% less likely to die of heart disease.
- Coffee drinkers have 9% – 37% less likely to die of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and dementia.
- People who drink coffee have 25% lower rates of suicide
- Previous studies have suggested that drinking coffee could protect against cancers such as prostate and liver, the current study did not find lower rates of cancer deaths among java drinkers.
“The lower risk of mortality is consistent with our hypothesis that coffee consumption could be good for you (because) we have published papers showing that coffee consumption is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes and (heart) disease,” said Ming Ding, a doctoral student in the Harvard School of Public Health department of nutrition. Ding is the lead author of the study.