Of late, researchers from National Cancer Institute of America revealed through a study in the May 17 2012 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine that older adults who consume caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee had a lower risk of death than those who don’t savor coffee. Apart from heart diseases, coffee drinkers, also get relief from various respiratory diseases, injuries and accidents, stroke, diabetes and common infections which occur from time to time. But researchers also pointed out that this should not be assumed that drinking coffee increase the life expectancy of older adults. The study was carried on 400, 000 men and women in the ages 50 to 71 in the United States. The modus operandi of the study was through a questionnaire during the year 1995 to 1996. The results of the study were taken until the date they died by December 31, 2008.
The following were the main highlights of the study:
Those men and women who consumed three or more cups of coffee per day had a 10 percent lower risk of death than those who didn’t consumed.
The researches revealed that this study had reassured that drinking coffee hasn’t any adverse results on health as were reported in previous studies.
The investigators however, cautioned no information was available regarding the type of coffee which was prepared or which people drank during the course of the study viz., was it boiled, espresso or filtered.
Drinking coffee reduces Type 2 diabetes
Earlier in a report by ACS Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, USA had reported that coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Different flavors of coffee
Some of the different flavors and ingredients of coffee include soy and skim milk, sugar free syrups with zero calories, hazelnut, vanilla, fruit smoothies made without including high- fructose etc.