According to an article in the New York Times, there’s reason to drink the java up.
Coffee fans rejoice: a new study ties drinking your morning fuel with a reduced risk of death.
The large study, published online Monday in the journal Circulation, found that consuming coffee is linked with a lower risk of dying from heart disease, stroke and diabetes, as well as
It hardly mattered whether the coffee was regular or decaf -- but the positive results only applied to nonsmokers, according to the Times.
Nonsmokers who drank a cup a day had a 6 percent reduced risk of death, the Times reported. One to three cups a day brought an 8 percent reduced risk, three to five cups had a 15 percent reduced risk, and more than 5 cups meant a 12 percent reduced risk.
The study tracked more than 200,000 nurses and doctors for up to 30 years.