Science Says Drinking Coffee Helps People Slow Aging, Lose Weight, and Cheat Death..
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Science Says Drinking Coffee Helps People Slow Aging, Lose Weight, and Cheat Death. These Fascinating Studies Explain Why It's a Miracle Drink
People have been drinking coffee since at least the 15th century, and it's been a staple of the workplace for more than a century. But it's only fairly recently that science has explained some of its incredible health benefits.
As an avid coffee fan, I've written a lot over the years on new scientific studies about coffee's health benefits. Here's a quick recap of some of the best of them.
If you're not drinking coffee yet, these studies might just change your mind.
1. Drinking coffee reduces your risk of death from any cause.
We have to start here: A fascinating British study of 500,000 people found that habitual coffee drinkers were less likely to die than non-coffee drinkers over the 10-year span of the study.
Not just less likely to die of certain causes: less likely to die of anything. As in, they cheat death. Find me a better argument than that!
As for why, it's a bit of a mystery. One theory is that since coffee contains more than 10,000 chemical compounds that protect cells from damage, it might just inhibit many causes of death that scientists haven't isolated yet.
Related: A Spanish study of 20,000 people found that people over age 45 had a 30 percent lower risk of death for every two additional cups of coffee they drank each day. Once again, that's a lower risk of death from any cause of death. ...