Eight coffees a day? Don’t worry, looks like you’ll still live longer

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The study, published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, found that coffee drinkers had a 10 to 15 percent lower chance of death over 10 years than those who don't drink coffee.

A population-based study that included people ages 38 to 73 drew an association between coffee and health, meaning that coffee might not be the cause of longevity, just a coincidental factor.

Even people who said they drank more than eight cups a day were less likely to die, on average, than non-drinkers, the team, led by NCI's Erikka Lotfield, reported.

A new study links drinking coffee to living a longer life, according to new research.

In other words while coffee drinking has some benefits especially in dealing with non-communicable diseases, your genes decide how well you metabolise caffeine. Part of the benefit, he points out, is that coffee simply makes people happy.

But coffee drinkers in the study didn't have higher risks than non-drinkers of dying from heart disease and other blood pressure-related causes.

The study of nearly half-a-million British adults found that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of death over 10 years than those who don't drink it. Picture: AAP.

Coffee contains more than 1,000 biological compounds, including potassium and folic acid, known to have an effect on the body, Loftfield explained.

In the 10 years of follow-up, more than 14,000 people died. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups daily.

Of the study cohort, about 78 percent were coffee drinkers and researchers followed up with this group over 10 years with the end result being mortality. It used participants' own reports of how many cups of coffee they drank per day. These polymorphisms were responsible for persons being slow metabolizers of caffeine. The authors noted inverse associations for coffee drinking with cancer and cardiovascular diseases of all kinds.

Wellington barista Clarke Gardiner is welcoming evidence from a major United Kingdom study linking coffee consumption with a lower risk of premature death. It covered almost half a million people, for a start, which is definitely to its credit.

The latest study entitled "Association of Coffee Drinking With Mortality by Genetic Variation in Caffeine Metabolism", gathered the data and information on the participants from the UK Biobank.

"These investigators looked at a very large sample size and what they concluded was actually the coffee was associated with better health outcomes", she said. There have been however some studies that show that regular coffee intake may not be good for health.

"We know that some people metabolize caffeine quite slowly and are less tolerant of the apparent physical affects of caffeine, which of course comes from many sources other than coffee".

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