Coffee Consumption Could Grant Us a Longer Life, New Studies Claim

Coffee Consumption Could Grant Us a Longer Life, New Studies Claim

Many doctors recommend us not to exaggerate with coffee consumption, saying that it could cause us some serious health problems, especially for the digestive tract. But perhaps they could learn something from the new studies that make the subject of this article.

CNN tells us about three new studies upon data from 500,000 people from the UK Biobank database. The outcome represents great news for those who like to drink two or three cups of joe every day. It seems that such daily doses are equivalent with huge benefits for our health, including a higher chance of not going through premature death.

10-15% lower risk of having serious health problems 

The new studies claim that by consuming coffee daily in the doses mentioned above, you have significantly lower chances (somewhere between 10 to 15%) of going through serious heart problems and even premature death.

Dr. Peter M. Kistler, who’s the senior author of the study, spoke about a classical prejudice regarding coffee, as CNN quotes:

Because coffee can quicken heart rate, some people worry that drinking it could trigger or worsen certain heart issues. This is where general medical advice to stop drinking coffee may come from.

Furthermore, there seems to be no possible risk in the scheme of drinking two or three cups of coffee every day. 

Here’s what the same person has to say, as quoted by the same source:

We found coffee drinking had either a neutral effect — meaning that it did no harm — or was associated with benefits to heart health.

However, other studies on the benefits of drinking coffee regularly had been published as well in recent years. There seems to be no telling how big those health benefits may be, as further studies could discover other amazing things. We’re eagerly waiting for even more studies on the subject! Stay tuned!


Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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