INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Researchers at Harvard University’s School of Public Health say they’ve found more evidence that coffee can be good for you.
For the past 20 years, researchers surveyed more than 200,000 doctors and nurses.
They said participants reported their eating, lifestyle habits, and details about their health on a daily basis.
According to TODAY, Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology who helped lead the study, found coffee drinkers were less likely to die over the decades than non-drinkers. He said depending on how much coffee non-smokers drank, they were between 8 to 15 percent less likely to die over the decades.
Researchers found regular coffee drinkers who drink moderate amounts of coffee, are less likely to die from diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. They said it applies to those to drink up to five cups a day or decaf coffee.
“The main message is that regular consumption, meaning three to five cups of coffee a day, is associated with lower risk in total mortality and mortality from several causes like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and suicide,” Hu said.
The study found coffee can help people recover from colon cancer, lower diabetes risk, and reduce the inflammation associated with diabetes and heart disease.
Researchers said the main message for coffee enthusiasts is to not worry about it being harmful for their health. They said it can actually be beneficial.
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