Lower mortality was present regardless of whether people drank regular or decaffeinated coffee, suggesting the association is not tied to caffeine, said Veronica W. Setiawan, lead author of the study and an associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. A piping cup of cappuccino, hot espresso, or iced latte, name your fuel and rejoice because believe it or not, drinking coffee reduces your risk of death.
Many of us are still pretty stoked about the news that drinking coffee can make you live longer and lower your risk of cancer. Respondents whose age at the beginning of the study ranged from 45 to 75 years, depending on the use of coffee was divided into several groups.
Those who drank one cup a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who didn't drink coffee.
In the 2000's you saw studies all over the board claiming coffee decreases cancer, increases cancer, lowers heart disease risk, increases lung disease and now in 2017 coffee is practically touted as a health food with the latest study saying coffee helps you live longer.
Another study published in the same journal found that coffee consumption was linked with a lower risk of death from all causes.
The study also made a point of examining the data from white, black, Latino, Japanese American and Hawaiian people separately in order to determine whether the results varied by race or ethnicity but the coffee and longevity link was preserved across the board, except for Hawaiians, it seems. It's true that drinking coffee won't outweigh other "bad" aspects of your diet or lifestyle, but reaching for your second or third cup shouldn't be accompanied with feelings of guilt - it may actually do you good. "Now we can tell people to drink their coffee and be happy".
Finally, it found signs of a link between women who drank large amounts of coffee and a higher risk of cancer death, but downplayed this finding, saying it "may be spurious". Now there is evidence that it might have a broader effect, staving off other potential causes of death as well.
Sattar said that one downside to the research is the fact that many people stop drinking coffee - or drink less of it - when they are ill, a "bias is very hard to fully overcome". But, it's safe to say the health trends about coffee flip flop as fast as our cups go dry.