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Coffee drinkers may enjoy a longer life

Coffee drinkers everywhere now have yet another reason to savor their cup of Joe.

Recent study findings in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology shed

light on a possible link between coffee consumption and longevity.

The observational study involved 449,563 participants with no underlying cardiovascular issues between the ages of 40 and 69 with 55.3% being women.

Researchers were examining the associations between types of coffee and incident arrhythmias, cardiovascular disease and death. A questionnaire was completed by the study participants that inquired as to how many cups of coffee they drank daily and whether they drank ground, instant or decaf. Non-coffee drinkers were compared to coffee drinkers for the incidence of arrhythmias, heart disease and death while accounting for other factors.

What the study results revealed that all coffee subtypes were linked with a reduced incidence of heart disease with the lowest risk among those who consumed 2 to 3 cups a day. The greatest reduction in risk was among those who drank ground coffee. 

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