You want to have a long life? drink coffee
A new study came up to prove to us that we made a right decision to have that cup of coffee this morning.
This, as coffee may actually help us have a longer life.
As per the study, which was cited by the Associated Press, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years than abstainers. This study conducted a survey in “nearly half-a-million British adults”.
“The apparent longevity boost was seen with instant, ground and decaffeinated, results that echo U.S. research. It’s the first large study to suggest a benefit even in people with genetic glitches affecting how their bodies use caffeine,” the report said.
Alice Lichtenstein, a Tufts University nutrition expert who was not involved in the research, said in the report that the results reinforce previous research and add additional reassurance for coffee drinkers.
“It’s hard to believe that something we enjoy so much could be good for us. Or at least not be bad,” Lichtenstein said.
More than a week ago, Forbes also cited a study that said coffee may be beneficial for your heart because caffeine sets off a cascade of events in heart cells, starting with their energy stores, mitochondria, and ending with protection of both healthy and unhealthy hearts.