Coffee proven to extend life and ward off deadly disease

Caffeine up: Tara Spence and the staff at Jack and Jill's Cafe already knew about some of the lifesaving qualities of the elixir of life, and weren't surprised by the startling findings of two new large scale reports.

Caffeine up: Tara Spence and the staff at Jack and Jill's Cafe already knew about some of the lifesaving qualities of the elixir of life, and weren't surprised by the startling findings of two new large scale reports.

Is there anything coffee can’t do?

Two recent studies, which looked at a combined 800,000 coffee drinkers and were published in the Annals of internal Medicine, confirmed that not only does coffee protect from deadly diseases, but it also prolongs life expectancy, and the best part is that the more you drink the greater the benefit.

One study, by the University of California showed that one cup a day offers a 12 per cent decreased risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, respiratory and kidney disease, while at three cups that risk reduction rose to 18 per cent.

Other findings suggested that adding one cup of coffee a day to a person’s diet would increase the average man’s life by three months, and a woman’s by one.

Owner of Jack and Jill’s Tara Spence already knew of the lifesaving qualities, but was glad that science cud back her up.

“A cup of coffee in the morning gives other people a better chance of living longer, I know that,” Mrs Spence said.

“It’s great to see coffee get some good press.”

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