Coffee, Good For the Digestion. . . . And Life!

July 11, 2017

There's some more good news for coffee drinkers.

Two new studies show that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. The first study from the University of Southern California found that drinking one cup of coffee a day was associated with a 12 percent decrease in risk of death. The link was even stronger for people who drank two to three cups a day; that group saw an 18 percent reduced risk of death. It didn't matter if the coffee was caffeinated or decaf.

A second study from Imperial College in London found that coffee consumption was linked with a lower risk of death from all causes, but especially for circulatory and digestive diseases. The researchers believe it's because coffee is full of antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties.