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Can coffee help you to live longer?

12 July 2017 08:37

Coffee can help you live longer, say researchers

Coffee can help you live longer, say researchers

Want to live a longer life? Try drinking more coffee - so say researchers.

Men who drank three cups of coffee a day are nearly a fifth less likely to die from any cause when compared to those who don't drink coffee, according to experts.

Some 500,000 people from 10 countries across Europe took part in the study, led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

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How does it work?

But how can coffee consumption lead to a longer life? Researchers point to the antioxidant plant compounds in the drink. The latest findings come alongside another study, carried out out in Armenia, pointing out similar results.

It's not the first time the health benefits of coffee have been studied. Previous studies already say coffee can cut a person's risk of suffering heat disease, diabetes and other conditions.

What the experts say?

Dr Marc Gunter, from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, said: "We found that higher coffee consumption was associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, and specifically for circulatory diseases, and digestive diseases.

"Importantly, these results were similar across all of the 10 European countries, with variable coffee drinking habits and customs. Our study also offers important insights into the possible mechanisms for the beneficial health effects of coffee."

The study was published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.