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Coffee – Could This Help Extend Our Longevity?

Coffee – Could This Help Extend Our Longevity?

If you are a coffee drinker then this story could be good news for you.

Two new research studies have discovered that there is a link between moderate coffee consumption and having a longer life.

In a news report from CTV, they reported that the researchers discovered that drinking coffee reduced risk of death from a number of different diseases.

Specifically, heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, respiratory disease and kidney disease were all areas that they found reduced risk. They also discovered that these benefits were not limited to any specific ethnic background and were found for both women and men.

They discovered that 1 cup of coffee a day reduced the risk by 12% and 2 to 3 cups a day reduced the risk by 18% and these results were found when people drank both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee.

The researchers were unable to identify exactly what was in the coffee that actually caused these results.

However, as good as this news is, there are some caveats.

The researchers wanted to emphasize that drinking coffee only shows an association in the results – it doesn’t actually prove that consumption extends life.

Also, as one nutritionist highlighted, moderation is key. These studies looked at a maximum of 3 cups of coffee a day – not 10.

As well, Doctors suggest that if you are not a coffee drinker – that these are still limited studies at this point so there is no need to take up the habit.

To find out more, here is the CTV news update:

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