Good news for female coffee drinkers!
Drinking large amounts of coffee, even up to six cups a day doesn’t increase the risk of an early death, instead it appears to protect women from fatal heart attacks and stroke, new study suggests.
Harvard School of Public Health researchers looked at coffee drinking and the risk of dying from heart disease, cancer or any other cause. They found that people who drank more coffee were less likely to die during 18 years of follow-up in men, and 24 years of follow-up in women.
Women who drank two to five cups of coffee a day were up to 26 per cent less likely to die than abstainers mainly because of a lower risk of death from heart disease. While, women who drank two to three cups of caffeinated coffee daily were 25 per cent less likely to die from cardiovascular disease than “non-consumers.”
Those who drank more four to five daily cups of coffee saw their odds fare even better, to 34 per cent reduced risk.
Researchers found similar patterns for men, but the numbers didn’t reach statistical significance, meaning they may be due to chance.