An increasing number of studies have revealed beneficial effects of coffee, but this November 2015 study is really striking: it might reduce your chances of dying. In a very large study of 250,000 people (200,000 women and 50,000 men), Harvard Medical School researchers found that nonsmoking coffee-drinkers who drank somewhere between under a cup of coffee or up to three cups a day had 6% to 8% lower risk of dying than non coffee drinkers. And those who drank from three to five cups or more had 15% and 12% lower death rates. This was true of both caffeinated coffee and decaf. The findings showed that coffee drinkers were about 10% less likely to die of heart disease, and that they were also between 9% and 37% less likely to die of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and dementia. [On the worldwide longevity list, Sweden is tied in third place. In Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, the characters are always sitting down for a cup of coffee. Maybe there’s a connection?]
The article about the study is:
Coffee could literally be a lifesaver,
while the study itself is at:
Association of Coffee Consumption with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality in Three Large Prospective Cohorts.