Live Longer, Order A 4th Coffee

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Researchers at Hospital de Navarra in Spain found that those who consumed at least four cups of coffee per day had a 64 per cent lower risk of all-cause mortality than those who never or nearly never consumed coffee.

Their study, presented yesterday at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, involved almost 20,000 participants, focusing on middle-age people from Spain over a period averaging 10 years.

At least that's the conclusion of a preliminary study that suggests - but doesn't prove - that coffee is associated with a lower risk of death in the next 10 years. Even further, researchers also found that those 45 years or older could lower the risk of death by 30 percent for two more cups of coffee each day.

According to a Spanish study drinking four cups of coffee a day will make you live longer.

. It is believed that a number of compounds in coffee, including caffeine, diterpenes, and antioxidants, may have positive and protective effects on the body.

"Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world", said Adela Navarro, a cardiologist at Hospital de Navarra.

For the study, researchers investigated the association between coffee consumption and risk of death.

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When the study began, the participants completed a survey about their lifestyle, overall health, diet and coffee consumption. After this, participants were checked in on for an average of 10 years.

It adds to a range of previous studies which have found potential benefits from the drink - one indicated that it could improve liver function, while another suggested it could boost the immune system. Researchers in Spain say consuming more coffee has been connected to a lower risk of death from illnesses like heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease.

"Coffee drinkers should certainly not rest on their laurels". This new study seems to corroborate those findings by suggesting that it is indeed four-to-six daily cups of joe that made the most impact.

While we all love our daily brew it's important to do not forget to not over expose yourself to too caffeine.

"I think it's the polyphenols (a form of antioxidant), they have an anti-inflammatory effect".

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