Coffee Linked to Lower Mortality Rates in New Study

The Los Angeles Times is running a story about a recent study that links drinking four or five cups of java a day with lower mortality rates among older adults.  From the story:

A new study that tracked the health and coffee consumption of more than 400,000 older adults for nearly 14 years found that java drinkers were less likely to die during the study than their counterparts who eschewed the brew. In fact, men and women who averaged four or five cups of coffee per day had the lowest risk of death, according to a report in Thursday's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.

The research doesn't prove that coffee deserves the credit for helping people live longer. But it is the largest analysis to date to suggest that the beverage's reputation for being a liquid vice may be undeserved.

Read the whole story at The Los Angeles Times

Posted on May 17, 2012 .