Last week, we were greeted with the amazing news that drinking champagne may help prevent dementia.
Now, we’ve been given an excuse to drink more of our other favourite beverage – coffee!
According to new US research, drinking three to five cups of coffee a day might help you live longer.
The research by the Harvard University Chan School of Public Health found that people who report drinking three to five cups of coffee a day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson’s disease.
The study compared people who don’t drink coffee, or drank less than two cups daily to those who reported drinking “moderate” amounts of coffee, or up to five cups daily.
The study did not prove a cause-and-effect for coffee and the reduced likelihood of certain diseases, but uncovered an apparent link that aligns with previous research, and that scientists would like to probe further.
However, the experts have warned that coffee may not be right for everyone.