Drink coffee black to live longer and healthier life
A pair of new studies suggests that drinking coffee is associated with longer life and lower instances of cancer or chronic disease.
Researchers from University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine surveyed more than 185,000 African-Americans, Native Americans, Hawaiians, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and whites over a 16-year period.
They found that people who consumed one cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who didn’t drink coffee. Coffee lovers who drank two to three cups a day reduced their chances of death by 18 percent and had lower instances of cancer or chronic diseases.
In another research,scientists analyzed data from more than half a million people across 10 European countries, including the United Kingdom, to explore the effect of coffee consumption on risk of mortality.
Results showed that higher levels of coffee consumption were associated with a reduced risk of death from all causes, particularly from circulatory diseases and diseases related to the digestive tract.
The second study is the largest analysis to date of the effects of coffee-drinking in a European population.
The key to getting all of coffee’s purported benefits, however, is to not drink it with high-calorie, high-fat add-ons such as cream and sugar, sugary flavored syrups or whipped cream, Dr Roizen says.