Drinking coffee is good for health or not, has always been a much debated topic among doctors, nutritionists, healthcare specialists, and researchers. Researches have been conducted by various organizations to justify their theories. Recently, two new studies have been published saying that the higher the intake of coffee, the longer the lifespan of the person consuming it. These have finally given rise to the centuries old debates on the health effects of coffee. Both the researches were featured in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Detailing the Studies
One of these studies surveyed over 520,000 people in 10 countries in Europe, thus also making it the largest the study till now on mortality and coffee drinking. This study revealed that the drinking a significant amount of coffee everyday could lower the risks of mortality of a person. The second study was however more novel as it basically focused on the population that was non-white. It did its research on 185,000 whites, Latinos, Japanese-Americans, Hawaiians, Native Americans, and African-Americans.
The study found out that the ones who drank over two to four cups in a day had an 18% low risk of death in comparison to the people who did not drink coffee at all. Veronica Wendy Setiawan, an associate professor at the USC’s Keck School Medicine, said that the findings have consistent with relation to the previous studies that had been conducted with the white population. Veronica led the study on the effect of coffee on the non-white population. The European study presented an inverse relation between coffee and circulatory diseases, digestive diseases, cancer in women, suicide in men, and liver disease.