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Originally found on Boing Boing

A strong cup of coffee in the morning can feel like a life saver. Now, one of the largest and longest studies of coffee drinking suggests that coffee may indeed boost your lifespan – providing you drink enough of the stuff, that is.

The study tracked 129,000 men and women over two decades. It found that people who consumed several cups of coffee every day were less likely to die of heart disease than those who shied away from the stuff. Heart disease is an umbrella term for conditions including heart attacks, stroke, and arrhythmia.

The researchers found that women who drank four to five cups per day were 34% less likely to die of heart disease, while men who had more than five cups a day were 44% less likely to die

[From Guzzling coffee may cut heart disease - health - 16 June 2008 - New Scientist]

I’m only at 1-2 cups a day generally speaking, but hopefully it’s enough (of course Alicia may say I don’t have a heart anyway, so maybe I just drink the coffee for the enjoyment of it all).

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August 1st, 2008 at 12:30 pm

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