Drink Coffee…Live Long?

By David / October 16, 2012

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At least that is what one study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found. The study examined death rates of over 400,000 thousand participants over a 13 year period, and found that when data was controlled for things like smoking and other risky behaviors, the coffee-drinking participants actually showed up to 15% less likelihood of succumbing to things like heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, and infections. The study even found that coffee consumers in the sample group were less likely to fall victim to accidents and injuries! Perhaps all that caffein-induced hyper attention isn’t so bad after all.

Other recent studies have found that coffee consumption may stem the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, as well as diabetes. As with any research, though, the findings need to be interpreted cautiously. These studies, researchers warn, are not conclusive and only corollary at this stage but the numbers are distinct enough to make these coffee drinkers put on another pot!

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