Drinking a few cups of coffee every day can do more than relieve stress at work—it can also help you live longer.
Two to three cups Coffee coffee is a long time per day and the risk of cardiovascular disease is low, a A new study It was found in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Those benefits were demonstrated by analyzing the habits of nearly 450,000 people, whether the coffee was caffeinated or not, or whether it was ground or instant coffee.
“Ground, instant, and decaffeinated coffee were associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular disease or death from any cause,” said study author Peter Kiesler. “The results suggest that drinking light to medium-ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle.”
The study specifically looked at the relationship between moderate coffee consumption and cardiovascular issues, including coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure and ischemic stroke. Participants were free of these disorders at baseline and were asked by researchers how much and what type of coffee they drank each day.
Researchers followed the participants for a median of 12.5 years.
At that time, cardiovascular disease was found in more than 43,000 participants, more than 9.6% of the total. Researchers found that people who drank two to three cups of coffee a day had a lower risk of developing the disease, while those who drank ground coffee and decaffeinated coffee showed a 20%, 9% and 6% reduction, respectively.
An additional 30,100 people were diagnosed with arthritis. Ground and instant coffee were less likely to develop that growth, but decaffeinated coffee didn’t help, the researchers found. Unlike other areas, coffee consumption made a significant difference to the disease, with people who drank four to five cups a day seeing the lowest risk. Those who drink two to three cups are significantly less likely to be exposed.
By the end of the study, 27,809 (6.2%) participants had died. However, all types of coffee were found to be associated with a significant reduction in all-cause mortality, with two to three cups per day. Ground, decaffeinated and instant coffees were 27%, 14% and 11% less likely to die, respectively.
Kiesler said that although caffeine is the most popular aspect of coffee, it may not be the reason for the drink’s life-saving abilities. He said coffee has more than 100 biologically active compounds.
“Caffeinated compounds may be responsible for the positive association between coffee consumption, cardiovascular disease, and survival,” he said. “Our findings suggest that moderate coffee consumption should not be discouraged but can be enjoyed as a heart-healthy behavior.”
This study adds to previous research that suggests coffee, especially with multiple cups a day..
A 2018 study found that over a 10-year study period, approximately 10% of coffee drinkersInstead of drinking coffee. Another study published last year found that drinking three to four cups of coffee, regardless of its caffeine content, reduced the risk of stroke and death. .
Editor’s note: This story and headline have been updated to accurately reflect the findings of the observational study.