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If your day starts with sipping a cup of coffee and end with the same and in between your daily chorus you take two or more cups of coffee, it’s time you curtail your habit of drinking coffee. A new study published Aug 15 in Mayo Clinic proceedings revealed that people under 55 who take four or more cups of coffee a day or more may die early as compared to others.

drink coffee and die earlyCo-author of the study Dr. Carl Lavie, Professor of medicine at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans, however said, that the study indicate there is a reason to be worried at this revelation. Dr. Carl however, said that small amounts of coffee say up to 28 cups a week are safe. But younger people must ensure that try to keep intake of coffee below 8-ounce cups per day.


In the recent study researchers tracked around 44,000 people in the ages 20 to 87 for an average of 16 years. During this period 2,512 people died from all causes. After focusing on other causes like smoking and fitness, researchers concluded that those who drank more than 28 cups of coffee a week were 21% more likely to have died. The risk was 50 percent higher in men and women who were younger than 55.

On people who drink coffee in lower amounts didn’t affect mortality. In fact it was revealed that low amounts of coffee was beneficial and researchers are hoping that no dose was toxic.

In this study various researchers said there seems to be shortcomings. As Rachel Huxley Chair of Epidemioloagy at the University of Queensland in Australia said that it may be possible that during the study, the cause of death of some coffee drinkers could be due to smoking also. Like it may perhaps possible that some heavy coffee drinkers would also be chain smokers.

Huxley argued that previous research suggests that the level of coffee consumption in question actually helps people live longer.

People are confused?

People have become confused sometime scientists in one country say drinking coffee might be bad for your heart while another research says heavier consumption of coffee curtails the risk of cancer, heart failure and other conditions. So it’s a matter of debate, it’s really hard to know for sure whether people drink large amounts of coffee or not.

People drink coffee for various reasons, for some drinking coffee keep awake them, sometime people drink to get focus on a problem, some like its taste, thus drink coffee. In the United States, more than 60 percent of adults drink coffee i.e. consuming just over three cups a day on an average according to National Coffee Association of America. However, National Coffee Drinking Trends 2013, have revealed that coffee consumption jumps by 5%. Around 83% Americans say they drink coffee on a past year basis.

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