A fresh morning with a hot, steamy cup of coffee – with or without sugar, your choice. This very picture in your head is enough to wake up that sloth in you. You can almost smell that delicious cup of coffee.
We have been told time and again that coffee is detrimental to health, however, in the light of a latest study, coffee could actually increase your life span. So, what is the story here?
First, let us know a little bit about the study. A group of researchers from the UK region collected data from the UK Biobank and analyzed this data over a period of time. The median follow up period for this study was seven years. The UK Biobank is a renowned medical database and has health related information from people all over Britain.
What did they analyze and how did they draw an inference? The team first collected required data from over 170,000 people who belonged to the age group of 37 to 73 years.
According to this study which was published in the journal – The Annals of Internal Medicine states that people who drank around 1.5 to 3.5 cups of coffee on the daily were less likely to die during the time period spanning the course of the study.
The study shows that people who drank approximately three cups of coffee every day, emerged with the lowest mortality risk in the group. People who drank unsweetened coffee faced about 16-21 percent lesser mortality threats as compared to the rest of the group. However, the risk of mortality was found to be low for both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee drinkers.
This new study and its findings add significantly to the pre-existing chain of studies that bring several health benefits of coffee to light. Previously, several studies had found evidence wherein intake of coffee was linked with a reduced risk of heart disease, Type II Diabetes, Parkinson’s Disease, liver cancer, prostate cancer and a few other health disorders.
Even though scientists are yet to find exact reasons behind coffee’s almost miraculous benefits, the antioxidant properties of this beautiful beverage may have something to do with it.
Despite all the inspiring evidence, it all comes down to moderation. As per the study, people who drank more than 4.5 cups of coffee on the daily were less likely to be benefited by the beverage.
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