Coffee could help in living a somewhat longer life; Research


Researchers have found that drinking coffee could lead to longer life.

This research has been published online in May 17 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Researchers have done one of the biggest studies yet to find the relationship between the coffee and health. They worked on about 400,000 U.S. citizens in the age range of 50 to 71 participating in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study and found that people who drink more coffee are less likely to die prematurely than the people who drink less. It has been found that people who drank at least 2-3 cups a day were found to have about 10-15% less chances to die during the 13 years of the study.

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]“The results have really been mixed,” Neal Freedman of the National Cancer Institute, who led the study, said. “There’s been some evidence that coffee might increase the risk of certain diseases and there’s also been maybe more recent evidence that coffee may protect against other diseases as well.”

When the particular causes of death have been sorted out, it has been found that coffee drinkers have fewer chances to die from heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, strokes, injuries and accidents, and infections.

However, it has not been stressed that the coffee increases the life but this research could help in further investigation in right direction.

“It’s estimated that there are more than 1,000 different compounds in coffee. And each one of them may affect coffee in different ways,” Freedman said.


Neal D. Freedman, Ph.D., Yikyung Park, Sc.D., Christian C. Abnet, Ph.D., Albert R. Hollenbeck, Ph.D., and Rashmi Sinha, Ph.D., (2012). Association of Coffee Drinking with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality. The New England Journal of Medicine, 366: 1891-1904.

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