Like many things we ingest, coffee is alternately touted as a vice and an elixir of health. A large study released this week saw the pendulum swing to the health side.
According to health.com, the study from the National Institutes of Health "followed more than 400,000 healthy men and women between the ages of 50 and 71 for up to 13 years, during which 13% of the participants died."
During the study, coffee drinkers were less likely to die, and "the more coffee they drank, the lower their mortality risk tended to be. Compared with people who drank no coffee at all, men and women who drank six or more cups per day were 10% and 15% less likely, respectively, to die during the study."
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