Can drinking coffee really extend your life expectancy? Can coffee lower your death risk? Emerging evidence has been showing coffee’s positive effect on a person’s health. The beverage boosts the energy of a student and employee, so we can relate this power to other benefits too.
Last year, a study claimed that coffee could protect cardiovascular health, while a recent report suggested that this favorite beverage may help control blood sugar levels.
Now, a new study conducted by researchers at a Royal Society of Medicine roundtable in London, United Kingdom, has recovered new evidence supporting coffee’s beneficial effects on our health
The research by Prof. Miguel Martínez-González — from the University of Navarra in Spain — notes that coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of early death.
Prof. Miguel Martínez-González has found that people who drank three and six cups of coffee per day had lower all-cause mortality than non–coffee drinkers. In fact, he said that every two additional cups of coffee per day reduces as much as 22 percent death risk.
Based on all previous studies, researchers gathered at a Royal Society of Medicine as they wanted to find our why coffee might be associated with more positive health outcomes.
The experts explained that coffee also contains polyphenols — a structural class of mainly natural, but also synthetic or semisynthetic, organic substances that contain an antioxidant effect, which has inflammatory properties, according to several studies. It might reduce the stress and aging mechanisms at the cellular level.
“The growing body of research on coffee consumption and all-cause mortality presents new data for consideration, although more evidence is needed to understand the association and mechanisms behind the results,” notes Sian Porter spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association.
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