Those who drank 4 cups of coffee a day had a 64% lower risk of death than those who drank none.
"We found an inverse association between drinking coffee and the risk of all-cause mortality, particularly in people aged 45 years and above. This may be due to a stronger protective association among older participants," Navarro said.The study was done on healthy people, who were mainly eating the mediterranean diet, and their average age at the start of the study was 37 years of age. Factors that were considered were sex, age and whether participants stuck to the mediterranean diet and discovered that age was a factor: coffee seemed to provide a strong protection for people over 45 years of age.
"Our findings suggest that drinking four cups of coffee each day can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people." Dr Adela Navarro concluded.
These findings were presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress (ESC) in Barcelona in 2017.
So if you are a coffee drinker and over the age of 40 it would make sense to increase you coffee intake to four cups a day. For the rest of us this research should make us consider trying coffee don't you think?