For years, competing schools of thought have surrounded the coffee debate: is it good for you or not?
The answer is a resounding “yes,” according to a recent study. Unlike many others, this project was immense in scope. Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute and Northwestern University — using data from the UK Biobank — measured mortality rates of over 500,000 subjects spanning a 10 year period.
They concluded “that coffee drinkers of any amount faced a 6% – 14% lower chance of death.” Interestingly, researchers also found health benefits associated with significant coffee consumption. Participants who drank more than eight cups of coffee per day actually reaped the most benefits, and had the lowest risk of death of any group in the study.
Time for another cup of joe!