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Coffee can help you live longer






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There is good news for coffee lovers. A new report says coffee helps you live longer. Studies show that coffee reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, other life-threatening illnesses, and suicide. Researchers looked at over 200,000 people who drank up to five cups of coffee a day. Researcher Dr Frank Hu said this much coffee may have health benefits in terms of reducing premature death from several diseases.

Scientists have been looking at why coffee provides so many health benefits. Many reports highlight the positive effects it has on the body. Dr Hu said it was still unclear why. He said: "Coffee is a complex beverage. It's very difficult to pinpoint which component of coffee is responsible for which benefit." Researchers said that while coffee has health benefits, things added to it, such as cream, sugar and sweeteners, do not.

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