[Ed. – Once again, settled science is unsettled and resettled elsewhere. Everything will kill you, right up until the moment a new study shows it will make you live longer. –John Hayward?]
Drinking coffee could boost your chances of a longer life, research shows, even for those who consume as many as eight cups a day.
In a study of around half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers were found to have a slightly lower risk of death over a 10-year follow-up period than non-coffee drinkers.
The apparent longevity boost comes as yet another piece of good news for coffee lovers, with health benefits recorded in drinkers of instant, ground and decaffeinated coffee. The study is also the first of its kind to suggest health benefits in people with so-called genetic glitches affecting how their bodies react to caffeine.
Health experts warned people should not start drinking coffee, or increasing their intake, for medical reasons. They also warned too much coffee for women during pregnancy could be harmful.