Fresh grounds for coffee: Science shows it may boost longevity

Another Cup? More Coffee Could Be Linked to Longer Life Span

On the basis of this study, some people who were holding back on coffee because of lingering health concerns may want to drink a little more if they want to, professor Lichstenstein says. The researchers found that the more cups of coffee people drank, the less likely they were to die during the study period.

Over 10 years of follow-up, more than 14,000 people died. A recent study that brewed up good news for coffee drinkers involved British volunteers.

The speed at which a person metabolized caffeine didn't seem to affect longevity, despite prior research that suggested coffee consumption might be related to increased risks of high blood pressure and heart attack among people who metabolize caffeine slowly.

"This study provides further evidence that coffee drinking can be part of a healthy diet and offers reassurance to coffee drinkers", wrote the National Cancer Institute (NCI) researchers, who analyzed data from almost 500,000 people through the U.K. Biobank, a large-scale genomic and health database.

"There are many potential beneficial compounds in coffee - there are literally hundreds and thousands of compounds in coffee", he said. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least eight cups a day.

Researchers accessed genetic data for 403,816 of the 498,134 study participants to create 2 genetic "caffeine metabolism" scores (CMSG) by "adding the number of alleles of single base changes, or single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), previously associated with blood caffeine metabolite levels, and the map near genes with plausible roles in caffeine metabolism".

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A new study published this week in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine has found evidence that moderate amounts of coffee a day can improve longevity. And when all causes of death were combined, even slow caffeine metabolisers had a longevity boost. It includes data from over half a million people in the United Kingdom.

So is all of the glowing research around coffee consumption scientifically sound, or yet another case of over-hyped public health reporting lacking nuance?

We're not saying you should drink a giant cup of scalding coffee after a workout instead of water or gatorade, but you can't put all the dehydration blame on your morning grande latte.

As with all studies like this in which researchers observe a group of people over time, this study can't prove that coffee is the cause of the reduced risk of death.

But not only was this a very large study that demonstrated significant findings, it's one of many studies that indicate coffee may be beneficial for health. Also, what heavy coffee drinking-around six cups or more a day-does to the body also needs further investigation, the authors noted. Simply drinking coffee isn't necessarily a health panacea.

People should also be aware that some people have a physical sensitivity to coffee.

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