A new study reports that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of early death.
Best of all – according to this study – this longevity boost is relevant no matter how many cups of coffee you drink a day.
I gotta say… I felt like I didn’t drink enough coffee when I read that – because it sounds so unbelievable – that it doesn’t matter how many cups you drink!
But it’s true – according to a paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
In the words of Dr. Erikka Loftfield, the study’s lead investigator and a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute:
“We observed an inverse association for coffee drinking with mortality, including among participants who reported drinking at least one cup per day, up to eight or more cups per day, as well as those drinking filtered, instant and decaffeinated coffee.”
OMG- you and I have just been given permission to drink 8 cups of coffee a day! Although quite frankly, I’d never go that crazy – or else I would go crazy! That’s a heck of a lot of caffeine!
I’ve also read other research on coffee which reports coffee helps longevity – but also warns not to drink too much coffee.
I find it interesting when studies report different results – so wanted to share.
If you’ve been seeking rationalizations for chugging down 8 cups of coffee a day – well, this study is for you!
Three cups if I’m feeling tired and too wimpy to move.