Drink coffee, live longer
Raise your almond milk latte, because a new study has found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer!
The University of Southern California study discovered that people who drink one coffee a day are 12 percent less likely to die, compared to non-coffee drinkers.
People who drink two to three cups a day fair even better, with a 18 percent lower risk of death due to diabetes, cancer, stroke, heart disease, and kidney and respiratory disease.
And the best bit? It doesn’t matter if you drink decaf coffee. You’ll reap the same benefits of a daily cup of joe. Hurrah!
Why does coffee help you live longer?
"We cannot say drinking coffee will prolong your life, but we see an association," said study author Veronica Setiawan.
"If you like to drink coffee, drink up! If you're not a coffee drinker, then you need to consider if you should start."
Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine journal, found that the effects were the same across different ethnicities. In fact, the researchers took data from an ongoing study of 215,000 people – which has been cited as the most ethnically diverse study that looks at lifestyle risk factors that may cause cancer.
Health benefits for all
The study explained: "Until now, few data have been available on the association between coffee consumption and mortality in non-whites in the United States and elsewhere."
"Such investigations are important because lifestyle patterns and disease risks can vary substantially across racial and ethnic backgrounds, and findings in one group may not necessarily apply to others."
"Seeing a similar pattern across different populations gives stronger biological backing to the argument that coffee is good for you whether you are white, African-American, Latino or Asian."
This study is yet another that confirms coffee as a healthy drink, when had in moderation. A dietician or nutritionist can help you decide if coffee will aid your health goals.