Regular coffee drinkers had a lower chance of dying in a 7-year period

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Regular coffee drinkers had a lower chance of dying in a 7-year period: According to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine, people who drink a moderate amount of coffee — up to 312 cups per day — may have a better chance of living a longer life, even if their coffee is mildly sweetened with sugar.

The researchers followed the coffee consumption and health of 171,616 participants for roughly seven years, who were an average of about 56 years old and clear of cancer and cardiovascular disease when the trial began. They discovered that people who drank 112 to 312 cups of coffee per day, whether plain or sweetened with around a teaspoon of sugar, were up to 30% less likely to die from any cause, including cancer and cardiovascular disease, throughout that time period than those who did not consume coffee.

The type of coffee — instant, ground, or decaffeinated — made no effect, while the results for the usage of artificial sweeteners were classified as inconclusive. The most recent study does not prove that participants’ lower mortality risk was due solely to coffee. Nonetheless, research has revealed a number of health benefits of coffee, including a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, depression, and other diseases.

The number of antioxidants in coffee beans, according to nutritionists, may help reduce internal inflammation and cell damage, as well as guard against disease. Caffeinated coffee also gives you more energy and makes you more attentive. Caffeine, on the other hand, can interrupt sleep and be dangerous during pregnancy.

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