Live Longer Drinking Coffee

tony leather By tony leather, 20th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1i0_wm1c/
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High coffee consumption had always previously been believed to have adverse health effects, so this study adds weight to the growing body of opinion that the reverse is actually true, and in some cases health benefits from the phenomenon.

Live Longer Drinking Coffee


A new study suggests that drinking coffee might help you live longer, results from it showing that - over a 13-year period - death rates among men and women who drank coffee lessened the more cups per day they had, up to as many as six in a 24 hour period. 

It seems that the increased consumption led directly to fewer deaths from any cause, including known killers like heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke and diabetes, though cancer deaths were unaffected

The research team observed marked associations between a range of different death causes across several different groups and coffee consumption, in both men and women, of all body weights, and both smokers and non-smokers

High coffee consumption had always previously been believed to have adverse health effects, so this study adds weight to the growing body of opinion that the reverse is actually true, and in some cases health benefits from the phenomenon. 

Jeanine Genkinger, New York City Columbia University School of Public Health epidemiology professor commented that greatest benefits may be in black coffee drinking, avoiding where possible cream and sugar. The study covered the coffee drinking habits of over 400,000 American Association of Retired Persons members. 

Those taking part completed a detailed dietary, lifestyle and demographic questionnaire between ages 50 and 71, though the study was so long-term that over an eighth of participants passed away before it concluded, after 13 years.   A previous Mayo Clinic study had shown that drinking four or more cups daily caused caffeine induced headaches, stomach upset, restlessness and a racing heartbeat,
but the new study results suggest that benefits might outweigh adverse effects.   

Some coffee components are among the strongest and most abundant antioxidants in our diets, making the drink good for the brain, to the extent that neuroscientists maintain coffee drinkers to have lower risks of brain disorders as they get older, drinking decaffeinated especially beneficial. This is due to polyphenol compounds, which have been linked to improved cognitive skills.
 
Remember that it is the coffee itself but not the caffeine, that is such a positive dietary aspect, reducing the risk of many diseases, through biological mechanisms suggested but as yet unexplained, as to the reasons for the positive benefits of the decaffeinated varieties, in which environmental factors might also play a part.

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