Coffee, My Low-Cost Health Insurance?Posted by: Lauren Parker-Gill on June 1st, 2012
Oh great day in the morning! I have another reason to love coffee! Not only is it a twice daily comfort to me, but a new study shows that it may also save my life! Well, not only my life but yours too! Yippee! I bet my fellow What The Flicka? co-contributor, Kelli Nelson, will be equally as excited about this! I can’t stop using exclamation points!
As you probably know, studies regarding coffee and caffeine intake have always shown mixed results – some research has indicated that it can have negative effects on blood pressure, cholesterol and heart rate. While other research shows that it may actually be beneficial. Well, according to a recent report in the New England Journal of Medicine, drinking coffee everyday may actually lower your risk of dying from chronic diseases, like heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The study was done on 400,000 people; men who drank 6 cups a day had a 10% lower risk of death, while women who drank the same amount had a 15% lower risk (because we’re awesome, obviously).
Now, the report is careful to state that the research doesn’t “actually” prove that coffee deserves the credit for helping people live longer. Blah, blah, blah, minor details, etc.
Here is the bottom line according to Lauren: drink coffee and you will not die young. Probably.
Coffee lovers! Can I get a whoop, whoop???