Lifespan

Can coffee consumption increase life expectancy?

Dr Frank Lipman
Dec 14, 2022

Are you a coffee drinker? You may be surprised (or elated) to learn that a research consensus suggests that your coffee consumption patterns may contribute to increased lifespan. Here’s the latest study:

Study Summary

The study, including 171,000 UK participants without heart disease or cancer, found that:

  • Individuals who consumed 1.5- 3.5 cups of unsweetened coffee had a decreased risk of death by 16-21% when compared to non-consumers.
  • These benefits remained after other influential variables were accounted for.

The Hearty Take

While correlation does not mean causation, the bioactive compounds in coffee likely confer many health benefits. A 2019 meta-analysis also found that those who drank between 2-4 cups of coffee daily had a reduced risk of death compared to those who did not drink coffee. At Hearty we believe that coffee consumption can be a healthy lifestyle choice – when choosing coffee, go for lighter roasts, as these have more intact polyphenols and antioxidants. If high cholesterol is a concern for you, brewing methods that use a filter may have less of a cholesterol-increasing effect. To ensure that your coffee habits are right for you, consider taking a genetic test and reaching out to your nutritionist!

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