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Coffee drinking tied to longer lifespan

Posted by RHHAdmin on May 18, 2012 7:52:34 AM

It seems people receiving elderly care are looking for any way to extend their lifespan, and new research is suggesting that some individuals' everyday habit may actually help them live longer.

The Boston Globe reports a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found a small link between drinking coffee and a longer lifespan. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health and involved more than 400,000 American adults.

The study's authors found that men who drank more than two cups of coffee a day had a 10 percent less chance of dying over a 13-year period compared to non-coffee drinkers. Men who drank one cup of joe a day had a 6 percent lower risk.

Women, on the other hand, saw better benefits. The news provider reports that female coffee drinkers who consumed more than two cups a day had a 15 percent lower chance of dying in the 13-year timespan.

Fox News reports of the participants, most people drank two to three cups of coffee a day, while 15,000 individuals consumed more than six cups. Approximately 42,000 subjects did not drink the java.

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