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  • Asanka De Silva

At last, a lifestyle habit that is good for you...

Pouring Coffee into a mug

We have been talking about the benefits of drinking coffee to liver health for a while. However, it seems those benefits extend far beyond just the liver. A new study presented at the European Cardiac Society (ESC) Congress 2017, claims drinking coffee is inversely associated with the risk of all-cause mortality.

The researchers found that participants who consumed at least four cups of coffee per day had a 64% lower risk of death than those who infrequently or never drank coffee. They also found a 22% lower risk of death for participants who drank two cups a day.

Coffee consumption & mortality

Presenting at the ESC Congress, Dr Adela Navarro said: "Besides caffeine, coffee contains several very active compounds with potential beneficial properties". Compounds such as Kahweol, cafestol, chlorogenic acid & caffeic acid have all demonstrated positive health benefits and exist in all different types of coffee. So, you don't really need to change your cup of coffee and drink the way you like it.

While the study is hugely encouraging news for coffee fans, it's worth noting those with pre-existing heart conditions should take precautions of the amount of caffeine they consume.

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