Drink Coffee, Live Longer
If you are one of those people who need that jolt of coffee supplied caffeine to get started in the morning you are in luck. A new study, reported by MSNBC, has found that drinking 5 or 6 cups of coffee per day lowers your chance of dying before your time by 10 to 15%. The numbers differ depending on ones gender.
Men who drank at least six cups of coffee a day had a 10 percent lower chance of dying during the 14-year study period than those who drank none. For women, the risk was 15 percent lower. Drinking six or more cups of coffee a day cut mortality risk the most, but not by much. People who drank between two and five cups of coffee daily also appeared to have lower risk, the study showed. Whether the coffee contained caffeine or not didn’t seem to matter.
The reasons behind the health benefits and decreased mortality rate are varied and complex but with 64% of all Americans drinking coffee it looks like more of us will be here longer.