Fantastic news for those of you who love your coffee

Lena Tucker
July 12, 2017

Sattar said that one disadvantage of the research was that the fact that people stop drinking coffee - or drink less of it - when they are ill, a "bias is very hard to fully overcome".

The first, the largest study ever done on coffee and mortality, included more than 520,000 people in 10 European countries.

Previous studies have also shown that drinking more than three cups of caffeinated-only coffee comes with a decreased risk for coronary blockages, melanoma, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and liver disease.

The European study presented an inverse relation between coffee and circulatory diseases, digestive diseases, cancer in women, suicide in men, and liver disease.

Meanwhile, American scientists conducted a separate investigation into the effect of coffee on the health of more than 185,000 participants from different ethnic backgrounds. Regular coffee consumption helps ward off heart, respiratory and kidney diseases, in addition to strokes, diabetes and cancer.

The link was even stronger for people who drank two to three cups a day; that group saw an 18 percent reduced risk of death. Women who drank three cups of coffee a day had an 8% reduced chance of death over the time period.

"We can not say drinking coffee will prolong your life, but we see an association", Setiawan said.

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Leader of the United States study, Dr Veronica Setiawan also told the Daily Mail UK that it is the antioxidants and phenolic compounds that play an important role in cancer prevention.

Coffee contains a number of compounds which interact with the body, including caffeine, diterpenes and antioxidants, and scientists believe some of these have a protective impact.

"A lot more research is needed to tease apart what it is in coffee that might be having these effects", Murphy told Reuters.

"Large US and Japanese studies have previously found that drinking more coffee was related with a lower risk of death".

Coffee is no miracle cure, sad to say.

Until more is known, he, too, said the findings at least suggest coffee isn't detrimental to people's health.

90 percent of us all drink coffee every day and approximately 2.25 billion cups of coffee are drunk every day worldwide.

Among these insights was evidence that coffee drinkers may have healthier livers and better glucose control, something the researchers uncovered by analyzing metabolic biomarkers in a subset of 14,000 people. The more coffee those participants consumed, the lower their risk of death, researchers found. These have finally given rise to the centuries old debates on the health effects of coffee. However, he suggests that a "moderate" level - which is "up to around three cups per day" - "could have health benefits".

As one of the world's most popular beverages, it is clear that us humans do love a good cup of coffee.

All that the researchers did was look at several hundred thousand coffee drinkers, and non-coffee drinkers, over a period of 16 years, and record who died at which age from which cause.

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