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Grab a Cup O' Joe for Your Health

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    Grab a Cup O' Joe for Your Health



    Grab a Cup O' Joe for Your Health


    Coffee drinkers got good news this week, as the New England Journal of Medicine published a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute and AARP, that showed coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death than non-coffee drinkers.

    The study consisted of 400,000 men and women between the ages of 50 and 71 who were followed from 1995-96 until the last day of 2008 and found that coffee consumption, either caffeinated or not, is connected with lower death rates from serious health risks like respiratory disease, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Researchers also found that the more coffee the participants drank, the greater the reduction of the risk of death. In fact, those who drank three or more cups of coffee had a ten percent decrease in the risk of death.

    Researchers did find a slight increase in the risk of cancer in men and an increased consumption of coffee, however, coffee intake was not associated with any cancer mortality rates in women. National Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Neal Freedman said that though science has yet to find a causal relationship between coffee and lower death risks, the study does seem to show that coffee consumption is not harmful to your health.

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