Good News for coffee drinkers around the world. According to a new academic study, drinking coffee can help save you from dying prematurely while no link between coffee drinking and cancer was found. We can hear the cafes and baristas shouting with joy at the thought of people coming to buy more coffee to prevent premature death.
Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health observed that people who drink between three and five cups of coffee a day may prevent death from several illnesses. Even decaffeinated coffee staved off death from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, type 2 diabetes, and suicide, the researchers found.
Ming Ding, a doctoral student in the Department of Nutrition commented “Bioactive compounds in coffee reduce insulin resistance and systematic inflammation, that could explain some of our findings. However, more studies are needed to investigate the biological mechanisms producing these effects.”
The study included 200,000 subjects which included data from three ongoing studies. The Subjects filled out questionnaires about their coffee drinking habits every four years over a 30-year period.
Researchers stated that during the research, 19,524 women and 12,432 men died “from a range of causes.”
They found that moderate coffee drinking was “associated with reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, and suicide.”