Drink coffee, live longer

Two studies involving more than 700,000 people have found that the more coffee the participants consumed, the less likely they were to die an early death from a number of diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The studies, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, found that decaf coffee also offered the same health benefits. In the larger of the two studies, researchers analysed data from a study that tracked over 520,000 people from 10 European countries over an average of 16.4 years, finding that the more coffee those participants consumed, the lower their risk of death. In the top 25 percent of drinkers, who consumed three or more cups a day, women were 7 percent less likely to die early compared with people who avoid coffee, compared with 12 percent for men. To find out more go to Coffee Drinking and Mortality in 10 European Countries: A Multinational Cohort Study.