Is Coffee the Fountain of Youth?
Coffee drinkers have a latte talk about. According to two studies published on July 10th, the moderate consumption of coffee, both caffeinated and decaffeinated, has been correlated to greater longevity.
One study, involving over 500,000 participants from 10 European countries, highlighted a lower risk in disease and mortality. The individuals who consumed around 3 cups of coffee per day had at least 40 percent reduced risk in dying from digestive-related diseases, and overall had a 7 to 12 percent lower likelihood of dying within the next 16 years.
The second study, studied 180,000 middle-aged individuals, from African American, Native Hawaiian, Japanese American, Latino, and white populations, in Hawaii and Los Angeles, California. The results showed that those individuals who consumed coffee had an 18% reduced mortality rate versus non-consumers. Additionally, among the coffee consumers, opposite associations were cited for deaths related to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, respiratory disease, and kidney disease.
Neither study was able to conclude that coffee was the reason for the longevity, but simply found a correlation.
Additionally, consuming more than 400 mg of caffeine, can produce negative side effects. These side effects include an increased heartbeat, anxiety, jitters, heart palpitations, and insomnia.
Please be sure to check with a medical professional before consuming any coffee or caffeine products.
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