Drinking coffee 3 times a day may help you live longer: Study
Italian scientists have discovered that a moderate intake of coffee each day lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and may help you live longer
In a study published in the Journal of Nutrition in January, 20,487 men and women aged between 35-94 who were free from cardiovascular disease and cancer were followed for 8 years.
Researchers found an inverse relationship between espresso intake and all causes of mortality and in particular with cardiovascular disease mortality.
When compared to those who had a low coffee intake, one espresso or less per day, those who had a higher intake of espressos per day had a reduced relative risk of all mortality.
The study suggests the reduction on the normal mortality risk for those drinking up to three to four espressos per day could be reduced by as much as 28%, compared those who drank little or no espresso.
This builds on another study published in The Journal of Nutrition in Jul. 2020 that observed that among older adults in Spain, those who stopped drinking coffee after a lifetime of normal consumption recorded a decline in health.
Additionally, other studies have found that drinking more coffee is associated with a lower risk of cirrhosis, heart disease, and diabetes.
While scientists can’t pinpoint exactly why such associations were found, one belief is that it is the result of an increase in N-terminal pro B–type natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) a peptide found in the body.
The positive cardiovascular effects are hypothesized to be related to lower systolic blood pressure, similar to the effect exercise has on reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.