Lowers Risk Of Death
Take a minute to let this one sink in. Coffee may prevent death . . . for a while anyway.
Before you get too excited, coffee isn’t necessarily a fountain of youth, but it may be the closest thing we have to it. David Furman, PhD, and consulting associate professor at Stanford University, explains, “More than 90 percent of all noncommunicable diseases of aging are associated with chronic inflammation.”
Why is this a big deal to coffee drinkers? Because consumption of coffee results in lower activity in gene clusters associated with the inflammatory protein IL-1-beta. Long story short: Inflammation is super bad, and drinking coffee reduces inflammation.
This perk occurs with decaf, too. In a study from the University of Southern California with over 180,000 participants, researchers found that drinking three cups of coffee a day reduced the risk of premature death by 18 percent. Even one cup a day lowered the risk by 12 percent.
Coffee may not help you to live forever, but it may tack on a little more time. Not to mention making each day just a little more enjoyable.