Scientist from the national Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Health, in a largest study of its kind, discovered that the more the coffee you take, the longer you may live.
It was reported that there was an inversely proportional relationship between coffee drinkers and mortality. It does not matter what kind of coffee you take, be it filtered, instant or decaffeinated, the result is the same. According to the report, those who take a cup of coffee a day, had a 8 percent lower risk of early death while those who drank eight or more cups a day, will lower their risk by almost 14 percent when compared to those who don’t drink coffee.
Growing Evidences that coffee is healthy
Researches in the past few years have all point to the fact that drinking coffee in moderation help to lower the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, stroke and Parkinson disease.
One surprising thing according to the result, is that heavy coffee drinkers appear to have a lower risk of death from heart disease and cancer than those who take few cups a day. Also, some smaller studies carried out earlier have inferred that drinking as few as three cups a day may not be so good to our heart.
What is the role of Caffeine in all this?
Researchers are surprised to found out that the genetic differences affecting caffeine metabolism did not affect the results as it made no difference as far as longevity is concerned. People’s bodies process caffeine slower or faster depending on their genes.
How coffee appears to increase longevity
Studies have suggested that it is the non-caffeine components of coffee that might be responsible for this inverse proportional relationship coffee drinkers have with mortality. There are more than a thousand components in coffee including antioxidants and other substances that may affect inflammation and energy metabolism.
Antioxidants in coffee do not only reduce inflammation but also help to improve sensitivity to Insulin and help to normalize how the blood vessels function in the heart and other organs. The report concluded by providing further reassurance that coffee drinking can be a part of a heathy diet and lifestyles. So, for everyone who enjoys a good cup of coffee and have experienced no side effect while taking it, it is advisable you continue to enjoy it and derive the maximum heath benefit it has to offer.