Drinking coffee daily can prolong your life: new study

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A new study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine found that drinking coffee daily may lower your risk of contracting a range of deadly diseases.

dr. Janette Nesheisat, a Fox News medical contributor, appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” Sunday to discuss the findings: “This study [was] just published… 170,000 people were tracked over a 7-year period.”

And for those who drank “from 1.5 cups to 3.5 cups of coffee a day,” she added, those individuals extended their lifespan by about 20%.

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People also “reduced the risk of disease” by drinking coffee, she said.

Plus, “you feel better, you live longer,” she said.

Piping hot fresh black coffee is poured into a cup.  Among the findings in a new study: Coffee may help prevent heart disease and even fight cancer.

Piping hot fresh black coffee is poured into a cup. Among the findings in a new study: Coffee may help prevent heart disease and even fight cancer.
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“Coffee has more than 1,000 chemical compounds,” she added, including “antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.”

“It May Help Prevent Heart Disease” [and] it can help fight cancer, even Parkinson’s disease,” she said, noting just some of the benefits shown by the new study.

Consumers should evaluate the type of coffee they drink and how it is made and brewed.

Consumers should evaluate the type of coffee they drink and how it is made and brewed.

What’s more, it has even recently been revealed that coffee can reduce suicide rates, she said.

“One cup of coffee,” she said, “has about 90-100 milligrams of caffeine.”

She said the maximum intake per day should be 400 milligrams of caffeine.

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She mentioned that because she said consumers should look closely at the type of coffee they consume and how it’s made, how it’s brewed — and generally not drink too much.

While many people may benefit from drinking coffee, it can also keep others up at night, according to a new study.

While many people may benefit from drinking coffee, it can also keep others up at night, according to a new study.
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They should not exceed that 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per day.

“For some people who aren’t big coffee drinkers,” she added, “they may have a little bit of anxiety, a little bit [heart] palpitations.”

So “it’s in moderation,” that’s best, she said.

And adding sweeteners to coffee — not a good idea, she indicated.

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Coffee can also keep some people up at night, she said.

She said the benefits of drinking coffee daily also apply to decaffeinated versions, according to the new study.

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