Does coffee help you to live a longer life?

 Does coffee help you to live a longer life?

You might have seen pieces of evidence that point towards the health benefits of coffee. This hot favorite drink not only makes a person mentally but also physically active. What adds more benefit to it knows that it significantly reduces the risk of deterioration of health.

There are so many studies on coffee suggesting it have a series of effect on health. It makes coffee users reap its benefits more than everyone thought about coffee.

One of the research published in last year found that coffee is helpful to prevent against cardiovascular diseases. While another study investigated the benefits of coffee in blood sugar regulation.

Recently, a collaboration of researchers under the Royal Society of Medicine in London, United Kingdom discussed the evidence that suggests benefits of coffee on health. One of the latest research though unpublished found that drinking coffee is associated with a reduced risk of death.

A researcher from the University of Navarra in Spain, Prof. Miguel Martínez-González has presented an unpublished research that founds effects of coffee on human health. It is suggested that drinking three to six cups of coffee daily can overall reduce the risks of mortality. Adding two cups more per day, this risk is further decreased by 22%, as research explains.

The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) studied six big coffee companies to finalize these results. These coffee companies include the following.

  • Illycaffè
  • Jacobs Douwe Egberts
  • Lavazza
  • Nestlé
  • Paulig
  • Tchibo

The findings of this research have been put together in the roundtable session. The findings are available online.

How coffee lowers the risk of death?

Not just one but many studies discussed that the Royal Society of Medicine roundtable found that drinking coffee has been associated with lowering the risk of death. The meta-analyses of different studies found that coffee drinkers experience a 17% low risk of death by all possible causes. These results are much more significant when compared with the people that do not drink coffee at all.

Another study from the researchers of the Imperial College London, in the U.K., in collaboration with IARC, found that participants with the highest coffee consumption have the lowest risk of mortality and health problems leading towards it. Find out more about it by clicking here.

Additionally, more research looks into the consumption of coffee and the reduction of mortality risk among them. The association and linkage between coffee and the risk of death are clear among US citizens that consume one cup of coffee each day. This risk is 12% less as compared with noncoffee drinkers.

When trying to find the reason that why coffee has such health benefits, some of the researchers at the Royal Society of Medicine roundtable suggested that there are chances of a contributory factor to it. As caffeine alone may not have a strong enough effect to cause it.

However, the senior scientists say that coffee has a high amount of polyphenols. These polyphenols are the naturally occurring substances that show an antioxidant effect. Due to these properties, polyphenols prevent inflammation. They also protect against stress and the aging process even at the cellular level.  Many studies have suggested these benefits of coffee.

The accumulation of data on death and life expectancy is a helpful way to understand the health at the population level. The frequently examined data by leading health organizations guide people in adopting a healthier diet and lifestyle changes. Read more about it by clicking here.

Sources 

https://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j5024

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28693036

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2835915/

 

 

 

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The author is a Medical Microbiologist and healthcare writer. She is a post-graduate of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. She covers all content on health and wellness including weight loss, nutrition, and general health. Twitter @Areeba94789300

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