Drinking coffee could lower risk of death, study finds

Drinking coffee could lower risk of death, study finds

"There has been concern about the health effects of heavy coffee drinking [ 5 cups per day], particularly in participants with common genetic polymorphisms that affect caffeine metabolism", said study authors led by Erikka Loftfield, PhD, MPH, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland. This latest large study stretched over a decade and included around half a million people between ages 38 and 73 years from England, Wales and Scotland. That number rises to 16 percent for those who drank six to seven cups, before jumping down to 14 percent for those consuming eight or more.

New research offers fresh grounds for drinking coffee, showing that it may boost chances for a longer life. "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".

Because some people's genetics make them slower to metabolize caffeine, the researchers wanted to see if that made coffee consumption riskier for these individuals. Overall, those who drank one cup a day had an 8 percent lower risk of premature death.

"There are many potential beneficial compounds in coffee - there are literally hundreds and thousands of compounds in coffee", he said.

According to him, coffee got a bad reputation because in the past, many of those who enjoyed their brew also tended to smoke cigarettes. Howard Bauchner, editor in chief of the medical journal JAMA and The JAMA Network, noted last month that almost all studies about coffee are association studies.

The study didn't have enough data from people who drink that much coffee, Giovannucci said.

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Decaf, instant, fancy pricey coffee from that gourmet shop down the road - apparently the type of coffee doesn't matter, the study said.

Coffee beans are loaded with nutrients and phytochemicals - including lignans, quinides, and magnesium - individually known as polyphenols. The findings were true among all coffee drinkers, even those who might be more sensitive to the effects of caffeine. Part of the benefit, he points out, is that coffee simply makes people happy.

As all this data shows, coffee is likely beneficial for most of us, and at the very least not harmful.

New Zealanders sip their way through 3.7kg of coffee a person each year, so it pays to remember that caffeine is a stimulant and drinking too much can result in anxiety, headaches, high blood pressure and palpitations.

After 10 years of the study, results showed that non-coffee drinkers were more likely to have died than those who didn't drink coffee. Researchers noticed an inverse association between drinking coffee and the risk of death, regardless of whether individuals metabolized it quickly or slowly.

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