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Spanish researchers studied food questionnaires from 19,896 people with an average age of 37 and followed them for about ten years.
Results show people who drank at least four cups of coffee each day had a 64 percent lower risk of death than those who never drank coffee.
Authors said overall, there was a 25 percent lower risk of death for every two additional cups of coffee per day – with the greatest benefit for people 45 and older.
Dr. Plate said coffee can be part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.
“What we know is your risk, your health risk, may be reduced by the amount of coffee that you take in on a daily basis,” said Dr. Plate. “Do it with caution, talk to your doctor, but enjoy that cup of coffee.”