September 2008 Issue
People who drink the most coffee are much less likely to die soonerófrom any causeóthan those who drink the least. Thatís what American and Spanish researchers found after analyzing the diets of nearly 128,000 men and women for 18 to 24 years. "Most" in the study was four or more cups a day; "least" was less than one cup a month. Less heart disease accounted for most of the difference. The connection was strong even after taking into account body size, smoking, diet, existing diseases and caffeine intake. The researchers conclude that drinking a lot of coffee isnít likely to make you die sooner than expected and it might even be protective.
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