Drinking six cups of coffee daily decreases early death risk by 16%
Researchers say that those who drink six or seven cups of coffee per day are 16 percent less likely to die from any disease over a 10-year period than those who never have a cup of Joe.
Coffee has long been linked with combating heart disease, cancer, dementia, diabetes and depression.
The researchers, who hail from various institutions including the United States National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health, say they hope their findings provide further reassurance that coffee can be part of a healthy diet.
For the study, the team tracked almost 500,000 Britons between ages 38 and 73 from 2006 to 2016.
The researchers asked them how many cups of coffee they drank per day, including the type: decaffeinated, ground or instant.
The researchers, who published their results in JAMA on Monday, found that those whose coffee intake was high fared the best.
Those who drank eight cups or more per day saw their death rates cut by 14 percent, and it was raised to 16 percent among those who drank six to seven cups.
A 10-year study of 86,000 female nurses showed a reduced risk of suicide in coffee drinkers.
Another study, conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, found that women who drank four or more cups of coffee were 20 percent less likely to suffer from depression.
A cup of brewed coffee represents a contribution of up to 1.8 grams of fiber of the recommended intake of between 20 to 38 grams.
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