Live Longer | Drink Coffee

“What is the best part of waking up? Apparently it’s  living a long time. In a 13 year study involving 400,000 men and women, those who drank coffee were less likely to die from chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Researchers aren’t ready to say that coffee prevents these things but coffee does contain a lot of anti-oxidants. No word on the quality of the coffee consumed, but if it was that crappy stuff, longevity may not have been worth it.”


Many of us start the morning with a strong coffee and think little of it. Yet new medical research suggests that it could be aiding you to live longer – if you drink plenty of it.

The wide ranging study noted above  showed that males who consume six mugs of coffee or even more every day were ten per cent less likely to die during the fourteen years of the research. Women who consume six mugs or more were 15 per cent less most likely to die over that same period of time. So it looks like a strong argument to say that coffee drinkers live longer…maybe.

The research showed that the positive impact of coffee drinking is evident for almost all causes of death, such as heart disease, respiration disease, stroke, diabetes, and infections. The impact though, is less with a with lower intake. For example, a single cup of coffee a day was shown to have minimal effect.

Dr Neal Freedman, one of the analysts, indicated that coffee has more than 1000 compounds which could impact on death rates.  The most well known ingredient of course is caffeine, but the compounds such as anti-oxidants and polyphenols may be more significant in promoting a longer life span.

Drink Coffee, live longerDrinking of coffee has been a keen area of research for many years and just when it looks like the definitive study has been done and the results published, another even more convincing study comes out, but with different results.  It seems to this writer that  research results on the benefits or otherwise of coffee drinking  seem to fluctuate wildly so we await the next research results with great anticipation.

Coffee May Help Drinkers Live Longer, U.S. Study Suggests