The results are particularly significant, considering the researchers focused on a large group of US adults. The team analyzed health data from participants in three ongoing studies, totaling more than 167,000 women and 40,000 men, who were asked about their coffee-drinking habits every four years for up to 30 years, according to the release. The study also takes into consideration important factors like smoking, alcohol consumption, physical, activity, and other details about the participants' diets.
Ultimately, the new findings add to growing evidence of real health benefits from coffee, according to Frank Hu, professor of nutrition and epidemiology and senior author of the study. But then again, have you ever had any doubts when pouring your fifth cup? Just think of living forever the next time you've got the coffee sweats.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and can usually only stomach about two cups of coffee in a day, but then again, they're pretty big cups! Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.