Frequent Coffee Consumption Linked to Longevity: Caffeine Buzz
By Payal Kohli, MD and Christopher Cannon, MD | June 7, 2012
Results of a large prospective study on the health effects of coffee have significantly amplified the social buzz about America’s favorite morning beverage. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, are somewhat contrary to popular beliefs about drinking multiple cups of coffee a day.
Based on data collected by the National Institutes of Health on the coffee-drinking habits of more than 400,000 men and women, the report found that frequent coffee drinkers have a lower risk of dying from a variety of diseases, compared with people who drink little or no coffee.
In fact, inverse associations were observed for deaths as a result of heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, and infections.
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