The New Added Benefit of Drinking Coffee, According to Harvard

updated May 1, 2019
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It might not make you live forever, but drinking three to five cups of coffee per day — caffeinated or not — has an association with some outstanding health benefits.

A Harvard study was broken into three parts over the course of 30 years, tracking the results of more than 208,000 men and women. When compared to non-coffee drinkers, moderate imbibers exhibited a “lower risk of death from type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, and suicide.”

Dr. Ding, one of the authors of the study, noted that while the results do not necessarily indicate that everyone should start drinking a pot a day, coffee drinkers should feel safe to maintain their present habits.

I’ll drink to that!

Read more: Coffee Could Help You Live Longer, Says Harvard from Food & Wine