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Study Proves Drinking Coffee Prolongs Life

Coffee lovers rejoice, a new study has proven that drinking coffee does prolong life.

Even people who excessively drink coffee, say six to eight cups a day, are less likely to die than those who don't engage in the caffeinated beverage. JAMA Internal Medicine recently published a study that provides research that drinking coffee is associated with a longer life, as well as lowers the risk of early death.

The study wasn't just conducted a small group of people for a short time either. It was conducted by looking at 500,000 people in the United Kingdom throughout three decades. According to Business Insider of those who participated, 387,494 were coffee drinkers. The results were pretty astonishing. People who drank two to five cups of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die over the 10-year period.

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In fact, the percentage changed with the amount of coffee a person drank. Those who drank six to seven cups were 16 percent less likely to die early, and those who drank eight or more were 14 percent less likely to die early. It did not matter if the coffee was caffeinated or decaf, the results were the same. Remember though as with all studies this does not prove that coffee is the actual cause of the reduced risk of death. It only indicates that people who drink it are less likely to die early.

There is excellent news coming out of this study, regardless of how much you believe the reduced health risk. The new study, along with numerous others over the past decade have begun to show the increased health benefits of drinking coffee. Researchers have also shown that those who drink coffee are less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, depression, Alzheimer's, dementia, liver cirrhosis, and heart disease.

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The data collected at the very least is showing coffee is more beneficial to you as people would like you to believe. Therefore, enjoy your morning cup or ten of joe and don't let anyone shame you into giving it up. As with any food, drink or product these days there are good and bad benefits, but for now, coffee lovers can relish in the news they are more likely to live longer than those who don't drink coffee.

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