Drinking coffee linked with enhanced longevity, study finds

Updated: Sep 28 2022 11:30AM

Melbourne, Sep 27 (PTI) Drinking two to three cups of coffee a day is associated with a longer lifespan and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to avoiding the brew, a study has found.

A team at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, Australia, examined the link between types of coffee and incident arrhythmias or irregular heart beat, cardiovascular disease and death using data from the UK Biobank about adults between 40 and 69 years of age.

"The results suggest that a mild to moderate intake of ground, instant and decaffeinated coffee should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle," said study author Professor Peter Kistler.