Four cups of coffee daily reduces risk of early death, says study

28 August 2017, 08:30 PM

Are you a coffee lover? If yes then here is a good news for you, a new study reveals that four cups of coffee every day can lower early death risk and help you live longer.

Researchers at Hospital de Navarra in Spain found that those who consumed at least four cups of coffee per day had a 64 per cent lower risk of all-cause mortality than those who never or almost never consumed coffee.

There was a 22 per cent lower risk of all-cause mortality for each two additional cups of coffee per day. "Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world," said Adela Navarro, a cardiologist hospital de Navarra. "We found an inverse association between drinking coffee and the risk of all-cause mortality, particularly in people aged 45 years and above.

This may be due to a stronger protective association among older participants," Navarro said. Previous studies have suggested that drinking coffee might be inversely associated with all-cause mortality but this has not been investigated in a Mediterranean country. Researchers analyzed 19,896 participants whose average age at enrollment was 37.7 years old.

Participants completed a food frequency questionnaire to collect information on coffee consumption, lifestyle and socio demographic characteristics, anthropometric measurements, and previous health conditions. Patients were followed-up for an average of ten years.

First Published: Monday, August 28, 2017 08:05 PM
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