Does Drinking More Coffee Make You Live Longer?
In a New York Times blog-article of May 16, 2011, entitled, "Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer," the author quotes a study that found a decreased risk of dying from diseases for people who drink coffee frequently.
Naming it "the largest-ever study of relationship between coffee consumption and health," the article says that the coffee-drinking habits of more than 400,000 men and women, ages 50-71, have been analyzed for the purpose of the study.
According to the article, quoting the online-report, made public by The New England Journal of Medicine, the data showed an association between drinking more coffee and lower risks of dying from a number of diseases, such as stroke, infectious diseases, respiratory and cardiac problems, "and even injuries and car accidents."
"Over all, the risk of dying ... was about 10 percent lower for men and about 15 percent lower for women who drank anywhere from two cups to six or more cups of coffee a day," the article says. Similar results were shown for consumption of caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee.
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