[SM] study: coffee drinkers may live longer

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Title: Drink More Coffee; Live Longer
Author: CoolHand
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:23:00 -0400
Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/07/14/1420224&from=rss

Studies Suggest Healthy Adults Drink More Coffee when they Live Longer

Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, scientist says

"exec" writes:

Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story[1]:

Here's another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have
found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer.

Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart
disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease for
African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and whites.

People who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die
compared to those who didn't drink coffee. This association was even stronger
for those who drank two to three cups a day -- 18 percent reduced chance of
death.

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.

"We cannot say drinking coffee will prolong your life, but we see an
association," Setiawan said. "If you like to drink coffee, drink up! If
you're not a coffee drinker, then you need to consider if you should start."

The study, which will be published in the July 11 issue of Annals of Internal
Medicine, used data from the Multiethnic Cohort Study, a collaborative effort
between the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and the Keck School of
Medicine.

-- submitted from IRC

An Anonymous Coward also submitted this:

Two studies[2] showed a link between coffee-drinking and a propensity toward
longevity, but stopped short of proving cause and effect. [...] 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 that is very hard to fully
overcome."

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Original Submission #1[3]  Original Submission #2[4] 

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Links:
[1]: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170710172118.htm (link)
[2]: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/three-cups-of-coffee-a-day-linked-to-longer-life-1.3497707 (link)
[3]: http://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=21201 (link)
[4]: http://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=21200 (link)
[5]: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/07/14/1420224&from=rss (link)

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