How many cups of coffee do you drink per day? Apparently, the more coffee you drink, the more likely you are to lower your risk of death, a study says.
Research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress states that those who drink at least four cups have a 64 percent lower risk of death than those who barely drink any coffee.
The study involved about 20,000 participants whose average age at the start in 1999 was 37.7 years old.
“Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world,” said Dr. Adela Navarro, a cardiologist at Hospital de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. “Previous studies have suggested that drinking coffee might be inversely associated with all-cause mortality, but this has not been investigated in a Mediterranean country.”
According to the European Society of Cardiology Congress, the purpose of the study was to examine the association between coffee consumption and the risk of mortality in middle-aged people in the Mediterranean region.