Fresh grounds for coffee: Science shows it may boost longevity

Trevor BaileyJul 05, 2018

Last Updated: July 02, 2018.

"This study provides further evidence that coffee drinking can be part of a healthy diet and offers reassurance to coffee drinkers", wrote the National Cancer Institute (NCI) researchers, who analyzed data from almost 500,000 people through the U.K. Biobank, a large-scale genomic and health database.

And it's not the caffeine.

A new study claimed that drinking coffee will help you live longer, adding to the numerous research the beverage offers several benefits to its fans.

But Loftfield cautioned that because this was an observational study, it can't prove that coffee caused people to live longer.

The effects of the drink weren't limited to those who drink high numbers - those who get through two to five cups saw mortality rates reduced by 12%, while those who drink one cup a day were 8% less likely to die from a disease over a 10-year period.

When all causes of death were combined, even slow caffeine metabolisers had a longevity boost. "It's the non-caffeine components that might be responsible for the association", she said.

No doubt more coffee studies will be along in the very near future. Gardner wonders, adding that drinking coffee is part of his own morning ritual.

Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 to 15 per cent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up.

It's the first large study to suggest a benefit even in people with genetic glitches affecting how their bodies use caffeine.

Samantha Heller is a nutritionist at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.

Walter Willett from the Harvard School of Public Health reveals in 2015 that the coffee bean is actually packed with nutrients and phyto-chemicals such as lignans, quinides, and magnesium.

Plants including vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds and grains have many healthful compounds that have a positive effect on health and well-being, Heller said.

In the end, there were 14,225 deaths due to cancer (58 percent); cardiovascular disease (20 percent) and respiratory disease (4 percent). Additionally, it took into account a wide range of drinking habits, from no caffeine up to eight cups of coffee per day, while also exploring associations with decaf and instant coffee. Or at least not be bad, " Lichtenstein said.

But coffee drinkers in the United Kingdom study did not have higher risks than non-drinkers of dying from heart disease and other blood-pressure-related causes. "These findings suggest the importance of noncaffeine constituents in the coffee-mortality association and provide further reassurance that coffee drinking can be a part of a healthy diet".

The report was published online July 2 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Whatever it is, there have been multiple studies that point to coffee's health benefits.

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