Coffee is one of those drinks that has incredible benefits for our bodies. As we are approaching the month of July, you might need much more coffee. However, new research found a link between regular coffee consumption and a reduced risk of death.
However, the study was done by researchers at Southern Medical University in China and was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. It looked at data from the UK Biobank, a long-running research project that’s been tracking the health of UK residents. As part of the project, people detailed their dietary habits, including their coffee consumption.
The researchers found that people who drank coffee (up to and above 4.5 cups a day) were less likely to die of any cause over a seven-year follow-up period. However, this pattern held true after accounting for other factors like a person’s lifestyle, and even when people reported drinking sugar-sweetened coffee.
“Moderate consumption of unsweetened and sugar-sweetened coffee was associated with lower risk for death,” the study authors wrote.
Additionally, other studies have found a link between coffee consumption and a lower risk of heart failure.
Other health benefits include boosting energy levels, weight management, heart health, and also supporting your brain health.