Coffee health benefits.
Drinking coffee makes you live longer!
The health benefits of regular coffee consumption, long disputed, are confirmed by two new extensive studies, one carried out in ten European countries, including France, and the other in the United States.
Since they are observational studies, they do not prove the link of cause and effect, caution researchers as well as independent experts.
The results of the two studies, adjusted for risk factors such as smoking, were published yesterday in the American medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine (http://annals.org/aim/article/2643435/coffee-drinking-mortality-10-european-countries-multinational-cohort-study).
Consumers of about three cups of coffee a day, including decaffeinated, seem to have a longer life expectancy than those who do not drink it, according to the European study analyzing the data of 520,000 men and women over 35 years old, followed by the European Cancer and Nutrition Survey (EPIC) for 16 years.
“We found that increased coffee intake was associated with a lower risk of all-cause mortality, particularly circulatory and digestive diseases,” says Marc Gunter of the International Agency for Research on Cancer and one of the main authors of this study.
This is the most extensive work ever done in Europe on the health and longevity effects of coffee, the most widely consumed beverage in the world with about 2.25 billion cups absorbed daily.
“These results were similar in the ten European countries with different consumption habits and cultures,” said Marc Gunter.
The study also provides important insights into possible mechanisms explaining the beneficial effects of coffee, excluding caffeine.
Coffee is particularly rich in antioxidants that play an important role in preventing cancer, researchers point out.
The second study was conducted in the United States on over 185,000 adults of all origins, aged 45 to 75 years old, over an average period of sixteen years.
The authors found a link between increased coffee consumption and a lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, cancer diseases and diabetes.
More specifically, people who drank a cup of coffee per day had 12% less risk of dying during the study period than those who did not drink it, a level that reached 18% for those consuming three cups.
As in the European study, the effects were similar with decaffeinated coffee.
“You can not tell the public to drink coffee to live longer, but you can see it as a link,” explains Veronica Setiawan, a professor of preventive medicine at the University of Southern California and main author of the study.
Marc Gunter of the European study, however, is somewhat more nuanced: “Since these are observational studies – which do not prove the link between cause and effect – we cannot at this stage recommend drinking more or less coffee, but our results suggest that a moderate intake of up to three cups a day can have health benefits.”
So, it seems that drinking coffee every day is good for your health.
I drink three cups a day so I think I’m good then.
Eating whole grain cereals every day makes you live longer too!
I also wrote an article about the health benefits of eating whole grain cereals, it also makes you live longer.
Click to see my article about it: (http://bestflirtingtips.com/eat-whole-grain-cereals-to-live-longer)
Whole grain cereals bring you many vitamins and antioxidants!
I eat some every day.
And if you want to read more about the health benefits of coffee, you can read my other articles about it:
Coffee can help you to have a better erection for example!