Why coffee can help you live longer, according to science

So following all the advice to the contrary, it turns out your daily dose of coffee can actually add to your years on this planet, rather than give you a dodgy ticker. Who’d have thought it?

And it’s not just one or two cups that’ll protect you from dying prematurely as a result of heart diesease. The latest scientific research has suggested three to five!

New results from a study of over 200,000 people at the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health in the US has suggested that this amount of coffee could help protect against Parkinson’s Disease and Type 2 Diabetes, as well as lowering the risk of suicide.

Hold your horses though people, the results also apply to de-caffeinated coffee, so it’s not the caffeine shot that could save your life. Tough luck.

Speaking about the results published in the journal Circulation, Lead scientist Ming Ding told the Debrief, “Bioactive compounds in coffee reduce insulin resistance and systematic inflammation. That could explain some of our findings. However, more studies are needed to investigate the biological mechanisms producing these effects.”

It’s probably best to stick to your normal two or three cups of coffee though, just in case you, you know, turn into a over-caffeinated gibbering wreck?

 

Now what?