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Coffee Leads to Longer Life

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  • While being a coffee aficionado may not keep you from dying, it may beneficially impact how soon it occurs, a new study shows
  • Coffee was linked to a decreased rate of death from digestive diseases and, for women, a lower risk of death from circulatory and cerebrovascular diseases
  • Mortality rates were the same whether people drank caffeinated or decaf coffee, but what is added to coffee may negate the benefits, and in the case of fake creamers and other additives, can cause serious health problems
  • MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) oil is a good fat that may help reduce your appetite for subsequent weight loss and improve cognitive, neurological and mitochondrial function when added to coffee

By Dr. Mercola

What would you find if you followed three quarters of a million people and took notes on their longevity in light of their coffee drinking habits? That was the premise of two huge studies that lasted nearly 16 years in 10 European countries. What they concluded at the end — that a "moderate" three cups a day is perfectly fine — should be encouraging to people who've decided they don't really care about the outcome; that's just how dedicated they are to that cup of liquid energy.


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