A new study has revealed taking as little as two cups of coffee a day can increase life expectancy up to two years.
The research which was published in the European Journal of Epidemiology was carried out by examining studied that were conducted in the past on the benefits of drinking coffee.
About 40 studied which included 3, 852,651 subjects and 450,256 causes of deaths were studied and it was discovered drinking coffee can be associated with all-cause mortality “irrespective of age, overweight status, alcohol drinking, smoking status, and caffeine content of coffee”.
The study further revealed moderate coffee consumption like two to four cups a day can be associated with reduced all-cause and cause-specific mortality compared to no coffee consumption”.
The aim of the study was to examine the association between coffee and mortality “in various subpopulations by characteristics of subjects,” such as aging, obesity and other lifestyle factors that impact mortality.
It should be noted this is not the first study to reveal the health benefits of coffee consumption as the beverage has previously been linked to possessing the ability to slow down the growth of prostate cancer, promote healthy heart, and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer and Parkinson disease.
Astrid Nehlig, a researcher director at France’s National Institute of Health and Medical Research, while speaking with The Sunday Times said: : “It is difficult to calculate, but my feeling is that drinking coffee possibly adds another couple of years to your life,” and that the increased focus and alertness may be partly the reason.