Association between drinking coffee and living longer

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has looked at the association between drinking coffee and risk of death among 402,260 people aged between 50 and 71 years. The study found that adults who drank coffee had a lower risk of death than those who did not drink coffee.

Coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes and infections but not for deaths from cancer. The researchers caution that they cannot be sure whether drinking coffee actually makes people live longer or whether drinking coffee is associated with some other behaviour that increases life expectancy. Read more about the study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Posted: 21/05/2012 16:20:57 by Barbara Whelan


 

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