Increased Coffee Intake Results in Increased Life Expectancy


Today, the New England Journal of Medicine has published a study concerning the correlation between coffee consumption and life-expectancy. Jamie Condliffe has summarized the results for Gizmodo:

The large-scale study, which is published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that men who drank six cups of coffee or more every day were 10 per cent less likely to die during the 14 years of the study. Women who drank six cups or more were 15 per cent less likely to die over that same period. The result, fairly obviously, suggests that coffee drinkers live longer.

The researchers have also shown that the effect is seen across almost all causes of death, including heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, diabetes, and infections. The effect, however, seems to decline with lower consumption—and a single cup of coffee a day was found to have negligible effect.

Incidentally, my new espresso machine arrived this morning.