As an online editor, coffee is like my life blood. I seek it out when deadlines near, it's the morning-after wake-up call once the deadline's hit, and the smell of it brewing gets me out of bed on a leisurely Sunday morning. It doesn't matter what type of brew either—it's all good. While many have tried to steer me off my coffee course with caffeine alternatives, nothing really compares. But findings from a new study back up my daily habit—in fact, it may even prolong my life.
Harvard scientists wrote a paper in the journal Circulation stating that coffee is "associated with lower risk of total mortality." After looking at longitudinal data on 167,000 women and 40,000 men, the scientists found that "people who drank three to five cups of coffee per day were 15% less likely to suffer premature death," and this also includes decaf varieties.
So drink your coffee with gusto and joy, because life was meant for living.
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To read more of this study, visit Circulation.
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