Those who drink more coffee live longer, two studies show

Mandy Carr
July 12, 2017

While the research can not prove point blank that drinking in coffee will result in a longer life, the study shows a strong association.

Compared with non-coffee drinkers, men who drank three or more cups had an 18 per cent reduced risk of death.

But what really marks this coffee study apart from so many before it, according to USC researchers, is the inclusion of study participants from a more ethnically and racially diverse range of backgrounds than those in previous studies.

According to researchers, these effects are due to the antioxidant plant compounds in coffee.

"We can not say drinking coffee will prolong your life, but we see an association", Veronica W. Setiawan, lead author of the one of the studies and an associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, said in a statement.

"Coffee contains a lot of antioxidants and phenolic compounds that play an important role in cancer prevention", said Setiawan, who, like 62% of Americans, drinks one cup a day. In it, the coffee drinkers returned better biological markers when compared to those that did not consume this beverage.

Two new large studies published Monday, July 10, in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that coffee could extend one's life through reducing the risk of death from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or even cancer. "We can say moderate coffee consumption can be incorporated into diet for a healthy lifestyle".

The study used data from the Multiethnic Cohort (MEC), a large research program funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by researchers at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. "They have very different dietary habits and different susceptibilities - and we still find similar patterns", Setiawan said.

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A year ago it is announced by the World Health Organization that drinking coffee reduces the risk for uterine cancer and for the liver.

Of course, adding sugar to coffee creates more health issues, such as diabetes.

"It is plausible that there is something else behind this that is causing this relationship", said study co-author Marc Gunter, of the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Dr. Gunter is careful not to make specific recommendations about how much coffee people should drink, as more research is needed on the topic. The researchers tried to control for factors like diet, obesity, and smoking status, but it's still possible that people who consume coffee are already healthier in some way they didn't control for.

Over roughly 16 years of follow up, 58,397 people died. Women in the same category had a 7 per cent lower chance of death. Women who drank coffee experienced a smaller but significant 8% reduction in risk of death.

In addition, people consuming two to three cups a day reduce their chances of death by 18 percent.

It is estimated that 55 million cups of coffee are consumed in the United Kingdom every day, with many people unsure of the health benefits after decades of mixed messages.

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