According to two new studies, greater consumption of Coffee can increase one's lifespan. The findings of the studies have reiterated century old beliefs that have advocated the positive effects of coffee on one's health. Both the studies were published in the "Annals of Internal Medicine"

Are coffee drinkers blessed with longer life?

The researchers of the first study conducted a multi-nation survey including 10 European countries and 520,000 people. The extent of the study has made it the largest to be conducted till date on mortality and coffee.

The researchers found that greater consumption of the beverage reduced a person's mortality risk significantly.

The second study was more novel as it focussed solely on non-white population. The survey conducted in the second research involved 185,000 Native Americans, African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Hawaiians, whites, and Latinos. In the findings, the researchers found that coffee indeed increased the longevity of one's life across nations and races.

Results of the study

According to the study, people who consumed two to four cups of the beverage a day had 18 percent lower risk of death compared to those who do not drink coffee. The findings of the latest studies are also in line with the results of previous studies that were conducted in this field, albeit with only white populations.

Veronica Wendy Setiawan, the lead author of the non-white Population Study stated that similar patterns were established across populations, countries, and different lifestyles.

The non-white population study found that there is a biological possibility for the establishment of a relationship between life longevity and coffee consumption.

The researchers also found that a person's mortality is inversely related to coffee consumption for cardiac diseases, respiratory diseases, cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, and stroke. The European study, on the other hand, revealed that there is an inverse relationship between liver disease and coffee, cancer in women, suicide in men, circulatory disease, and digestive diseases.

The researchers of the European study stated that those who consumed three cups of coffee or more have a lower risk of death from all causes compared to the people who refrain from Drinking coffee.

Biological benefits

Previous studies have shown that coffee contains certain ingredients that have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, which can assist in reducing the risk for illnesses such as Parkinson's disease. The researchers of the European coffee study saw that drinkers tend to have lower levels of inflammation, along with comparatively healthier lipid profile and much better glucose control compared to non-drinkers. However, it is still unclear as to which specific components of coffee provide these health benefits.