Coffee prolongs life

Coffee drinkers, rejoice! A report published online Wednesday, May 16, in The New England Journal of Medicine, said that frequent coffee drinkers have a lower risk of dying from a variety of diseases than those who drink little or no coffee. The study analyzed the coffee-drinking habits of more than 400,000 men and women from 50-71 years old. This is the largest-ever study of the link between coffee consumption and health. The study found that while coffee is a stimulant, it also contains hundreds of compounds and anti-oxidants that are beneficial to health. Data showed that the more coffee consumed by a person, the less likely he or she would die from health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory diseases, among others.

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The details of the study are available in the New England Journal of Medicine

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