Coffee Can Keep Cardiovascular Diseases at Bay and Even Help You Increase Longevity
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Good news for coffee lovers. A new study says that coffee can help boost longevity of life. Therefore you may not want to shy away from 2 or 3 cups of coffee in a day. A study conducted on about half-a-million British adults found out that drinking fresh, ground instant coffee could actually lower risk of death over 10 years. It was drinking decaffeinated coffee that showed the above results. This is the first large study to prove that it would even help people with genetic glitches.

The study was published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine and doesn't clarify on how exactly can drinking affect the longevity of life but it is said that coffee contains over 1,000 chemical compounds including antioxidants, which help protect your cells from damage and that can, in turn, help you live longer.

Earlier according to another study conducted in Germany, caffeine was claimed to help prevent cardiovascular diseases by promoting the movement of a regulatory protein into mitochondria. It enhanced their function and hence was known to protect the cardiovascular cells from damaging. Research has also claimed that "Caffeine consumption has been associated with lower risks for multiple diseases, including type II diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, but the mechanism underlying these protective effects has been unclear"

Judith Haendeler said, "These results should lead to better strategies for protecting heart muscle from damage, including consideration of coffee consumption or caffeine as an additional dietary factor in the elderly population. Furthermore, enhancing mitochondrial p27 could serve as a potential therapeutic strategy not only in cardiovascular diseases but also in improving healthspan"

Coffee is known to have a ton of other health benefits. It is only the harmful addiction to coffee that isn't good for your health plus, it also does have its own set ill-effects. The study doesn't urge the non-coffee drinkers to start drinking coffee or other people to binge on it.