Two Recent Studies Confirm that Coffee Could Lead to a Longer Life

Recently, the rumors that coffee drinking contributes to longer life were confirmed by two scientific studies carried on the “Annals of Internal Medicine.” The two studies one done in the U.S and the other carried out in Europe were concluded on the same note: coffee drinkers tend to live longer than non-coffee drinkers.

The American research studied over 185 thousand Americans over a period of 16 years. Those under the study reported their coffee drinking habits regularly (after every five years). The study concluded that people who consumed coffee at least two times per day were less likely to suffer from heart diseases, cancer, stroke, diabetes, etc. Veronica W. Setiawan, the lead author of the study and an associate professor at the University of Southern California, confirmed that the study’s findings stayed constant regardless of a person’s race.

Just like the American study, the European research polled over 500 thousand Europeans from ten different countries. The European researchers confirmed what their American counterparts had found out: coffee lengthens a person’s life.The researchers involved in the mentioned studies were careful to eliminate factors that could influence their findings. For example, they separated smokers from non-smokers.

However, both studies could not pinpoint a causal relationship; why coffee harbors the said health benefits. Researchers only suggested that those who avoided the beverage probably did so because of health issues and therefore their high mortality rate could be as a result of them being unhealthy in the first place. The two studies are likely to encourage more people to partake in the beverage.

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