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Coffee Fiend’s Rejoice: Coffee Could Help You Live Longer!

Are you a “coffee-holic,” someone who cannot go a single day without their steaming, or ice cold cup of coffee? Lucky for you, there seems to be truth to the term, a ‘healthy addiction.’ The latest research may not show a cause-and-effect relationship between coffee consumption and a significantly reduced percentage of premature deaths, but it will put coffee drinkers at ease knowing that they are not digging their own grave.

According to Neal Freedman who led the study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, “There’s been some evidence that coffee might increase the risk of certain diseases and there’s also been maybe more recent evidence that coffee may protect against other disease as well.” In an attempt to dig deeper in hopes of finding a clear cut answer between coffee and health, Freedman and his team analyzed over 400,000 Americans between the ages of 50-71 during a 13-year period…his findings were much more concise.

Coffee drinkers has a lower risk of death than non-coffee drinkers

Though the study points out the reduced risk of death associated with coffee consumption, it does not make extreme coffee drinkers any more likely to reap the benefits of java than those who enjoy a cup of Joe a day.

Individuals who typically consumed two to three cups of coffee a day were 10 to 15 percent less likely to die during the duration of the study. Causes of death associated with the study and had decrease include heart disease, lung disease, stroke, diabetes and certain infections.

Although it may take time to find the exact link, caffeine can be ruled out for the time being because decaf seemed to have just as much of an impact on overall health.

Coffee contains over 1,000 different compounds

Antioxidant rich coffee might appear wholesome and healthy when in fact certain compounds play a role in diabetes. Be sure to stay up-to-date on the latest in heart health.

If you have a history of heart disease, stroke, or other complications, it is important to make sure that you are in the clear. Contact the Long Island Heart Associates today to request a consultation.



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