Coffee lowering risk of death

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The two studies suggest people who consume the most coffee may have a significantly lower risk for death.

Mariam mosinyan is always up for a good cup of coffee…

Mosinvan says, "I love coffee! I drink coffee way too much."

Turns out --that could be a boost to her long term health.

Mosinvan says, "Before today, I was thinking about cutting back…but that's not going to be the case anymore…"

Two new studies find drinking coffee - either caffeinated or de-caff - is associated with a lower risk of death... Especially when it comes to cardiovascular and digestive track diseases.

The studies show antioxidants found in coffee have a protective effect on the body. In one study, researchers examined data from more than a half-million people from 10 European countries.

They found people who drink one cup of coffee a day are 12 percent less likely to die - than non-coffee drinkers. People consuming two to three cups a day reduce their chances of death by 18 percent.

A second study shows the benefits appear to be the same for people of all ethnic backgrounds... No matter how the coffee's prepared.

The studies are published in the 'Annals of Internal Medicine.' Coffee is one of the most consumed beverage in the world.  About 62 percent of Americans say they drink coffee every day.


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