Drinking coffee might help you live longer, a new study has suggested. Results of the study show that death rates over a 13-year period among men and women who drank coffee decreased with a greater number of cups per day, up to six.
The trend was seen for deaths from any cause, and from specific causes such as heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke and diabetes.
This relationship, however, was not seen for those who died of cancer.
"We observed associations between coffee-drinking and a range of different causes of death, and across a number of different groups," Discovery news quoted Neal Freedman, lead author of the study from National Institutes of Health, as saying.
"The effect was seen in both men and women, those of different body weights, and in both former and never smokers," he said.
The study showed an association, not a direct cause-effect relationship, between coffee and mortality rates.