Four cups of coffee a day could cut the risk of early death by two thirds.

In “our” never-ending quest not to be bound by time/event constraints this wasn’t posted on National Coffee Day.

(I should say “my” and exonerate Peggy who is punctual and remembers special occasions)

I drink a cup of coffee every morning but according to researchers I need to drink more so I can live a few months longer than I otherwise would . . . .

“People who drank at least four cups of coffee a day were 65 per cent less likely to die during the study than those who never drank it, adjusting for lifestyle and class. The risk of dying early was 25 per cent lower for each extra two cups drunk, according to the results presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Barcelona.”

Photo by Betty Rawlings

(Thanks Betty for permission to use your great photo!)

“Although the results do not prove that the drink benefits health directly, they come a month after two large studies found that coffee drinkers were less likely to die of several fatal conditions, suggesting that on average they would live a couple of months longer than non-coffee-drinkers.”

“Scientists said that while they were not recommending a daily brew, it was fairly clear that healthy people did not need to worry about caffeine intake.”

“In the latest study, researchers looked at data on 20,000 Spanish graduates with an average age of 38 at the start of a ten-year study, during which 337 of them died.”

“Coffee drinkers tend to be healthier in other ways which may not have been entirely adjusted for. However, Adela Navarro, of the Hospital de Navarra in Pamplona, who led the study, suggested that the anti-inflammatory polyphenols in coffee could play a role.”

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/four-coffees-a-day-cuts-risk-of-early-death/news-story/ac0895d91096bbdb7fc29cebc67c7ac9

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6 thoughts on “Four cups of coffee a day could cut the risk of early death by two thirds.

    • Shari,
      There are so many variables in these studies – some of which can’t be controlled. You may be on to something as I remember when I worked in an office I drank coffee all day because it was free, soda wasn’t available and alcohol would have gotten me fired.

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  1. If I drank 4 cups of coffee I would dig a hole in the back yard and bury my neighbors chickens and roosters so that might be detrimental to their health.

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    • Karen,
      Use that caffeine energy to catch and cook the chickens for dinner and use the roosters for chicken stock – it would be detrimental to their health at least they would contribute to your health.

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  2. Hmmm, my electro-cardio doc suggested I cut back on my 1 cup/day (which I lovelovelove for a morning starter) as he opines it could aggravate my PVC condition. Don’t drink much alcohol and I can only fire myself so may take THAT up!

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    • Rick,
      My electo-cardio guy said the same. After decades of only drinking decaf I started with the real thing several years ago and my PVC’s are not complaining. Caffeine is a brain stimulant too so maybe it will unfuzz your fuzz brain?
      j

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