New research shows coffee drinkers may have a shot at a longer life compared to those who abstain. In a study of nearly half-a-million adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years than those who don’t drink the popular beverage.
Among the most striking findings in the study: it didn’t matter whether you drank caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee, and it didn’t matter whether you drank instant or brewed coffee. You still have that slightly lower chance of dying. The study seems to suggest you can get much the same health benefits from cheap supermarket coffee as from a fancy cup of artisanal coffee.
Nutrition profess Alice Lichtenstein of Tufts University calls this new study the most comprehensive one to date on this topic. And she notes that it’s a rare treat when there’s something that feels good that is actually good for us.
(The Canadian Press)