coffee lower risk for death

Coffee consumption linked to lower risk for death

Coffee is one of the most commonly consumed beverages in the world. Some studies have found that drinking more coffee is associated with a lower risk for death.

Two large studies link higher coffee consumption to reduced risk for death

For the first time, researchers also studied coffee’s effect on white and non-white populations.

Abstract: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/M16-2945

Abstract: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/M16-2472

Editorial: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/M17-1503

Free summary for patients: http://annals.org/aim/article/doi/10.7326/P17-9041

Two new studies published in Annals of Internal Medicine seem to confirm the mortality benefits of higher coffee consumption. The first study found that compared to non-coffee drinkers, those who consume the most coffee have a significantly lower risk for death. The study, conducted in 10 European countries, was the largest ever of its kind. The second study found that higher coffee consumption was associated with lower risk for death in whites and also in non-white populations. This finding is important because different races have different lifestyles and disease risks. The mortality benefit was the same for caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee.

Coffee is one of the most frequently consumed beverages worldwide. About 75 percent of adults in the United States drink coffee, and 50 percent drink it daily. Because of its ubiquitous consumption, understanding coffee’s health effects is important.

Font: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/acop-tls070517.php

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