Drinking coffee might just save your life

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That morning cup of coffee isn’t just a tasty way to start the day; it could also help you live longer, one new study claims.

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A report by researchers at Harvard University’s School of Public Health examined the java-drinking habits of about 200,000 people.

How drinking coffee could help you live longer

‘Higher consumption of total coffee, caffeinated coffee and decaffeinated coffee was associated with lower risk of total mortality,’ as well as decreased risk of death from diabetes, cardiovascular disease and suicide, said the study, published in the journal Circulation.

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That was especially true for nonsmokers who drank three to five cups of coffee per day. They had a 15% lower death rate.

Coffee drinkers also have lower risks of early death from heart disease and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, according to the study.

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‘This is good news for people who drink coffee because the evidence is strong,’ Frank Hu, an author of the study and a Harvard nutrition and epidemiology professor, told NBC News. ‘Drinking coffee may be good for health outcome.’

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