Two to three cups of coffee a day associated with a longer life | Science and technology news
Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day could be linked to longer life.
Research suggests that coffee was also associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to avoiding coffee.
The study’s findings related to ground, instant and decaffeinated versions of the drink, and the researchers suggested that coffee consumption should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle.
It was published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology and found that the greatest risk reduction was seen with two to three cups a day.
Compared with not drinking coffee, it was associated with a 14%, 27%, and 11% lower likelihood of death during the 12.5-year study period for decaffeinated, ground, and instant preparations.
Study author Professor Peter Kistler, Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, Australia, said: “In this large observational study, soluble and decaffeinated coffee were associated with an equivalent reduction in the incidence of cardiovascular disease and death from cardiovascular disease. disease or any cause associated .
“The results suggest that light to moderate consumption of ground, instant, and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle.”
The study examined the links between different types of coffee and heart rhythm, cardiovascular disease and death using data from the UK Biobank study, which included adults aged 40 to 69 years.
Cardiovascular diseases are composed of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and ischemic stroke.
Prof. Kistler said: “Caffeine is the most well-known component of coffee, but the drink contains more than 100 biologically active components.
“It is likely that the non-caffeinated compounds were responsible for the observed positive relationships between coffee drinking, cardiovascular disease and survival.
“Our results show that drinking modest amounts of coffee of all types should not be discouraged, but can be enjoyed as a heart-healthy behavior.”
About 449,563 people completed a questionnaire asking how many cups of coffee they drank each day and whether they usually drank instant, ground, or decaffeinated coffee.
They were then divided into six daily intake categories consisting of none, less than one, one, two to three, four to five, or more than five cups per day.
The researchers found that 27,809 (6.2%) people died during a follow-up of 12.5 years.
While all types of coffee have been linked to a reduction in cardiovascular disease, the lowest risk was seen in those who drank up to three cups a day.