After being told, as a child, that coffee was bad for you. It is odd to hear that all of that was probably wrong. Coffee may in fact be good for you.
People who drink the most coffee are less likely to die than those who drink the least or none, according to two new studies that followed nearly three quarters of a million people for about 16 years.
The results don’t necessarily mean coffee directly prevents people from dying, but researchers suggest they should at least reassure people who can’t get by without their daily cup of joe.
“It’s premature that people start consuming coffee to improve health outcomes,” said Alice Lichtenstein, director of the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston. “However, if they do so, they should probably do it without a lot of concern.”
“I think for some people, it’s going to put their minds at ease,” said Lichtenstein, who wasn’t involved with either of the new studies. (more…)