Drink Coffee, Live Longer!
We've all seen the silly wall plaques: "Drink coffee, do stuff," "Life begins with coffee," "Coffee: creative lighter fluid," "With enough coffee, anything is possible..." and so on. But here's a new one that was confirmed by the New York Times this summer: "Drink Coffee, Don't Die! According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, May 31, 2022,
Those who drank 1.5 to 3.5 cups of coffee per day, even with a teaspoon of sugar, were up to 30 percent less likely to die ....than those who didn’t drink coffee....and those who drank unsweetened coffee were 16 to 21 percent less likely to die....with those drinking about three cups per day having the lowest risk of death when compared with non-coffee drinkers.
Ok, I left out "...during the study period.." but still, those are WILD statistics! Maybe it's not the coffee; maybe people who drink coffee make healthier choices in general. But, multiple studies have linked health advantages in the areas of Parkinson’s disease, Type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease to (drum roll please) ... COFFEE.
I'm going to heed this latest study and stick to my morning routine. Yes, please, I'll take a refill!