Drinking Coffee Can Make You Live Longer, Say Stanford Researchers

September 18, 2017

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Although we don’t like admitting it, Americans are huge coffee addicts.

Especially today, when we have jobs that require longer work hours and when we are getting less sleep than, say, 30 years ago.

According to Medical Daily, 50% of Americans drink at least one cup per day.

However, recent studies have shown that moderate caffeine consumption can actually boost certain aspects of our overall health:

 

Now, new research has proven that caffeine intake is also associated with longevity.

Reversing The Aging Process By Reducing Inflammation

The Nature Medicine journal recently published a study conducted by the researchers at Stanford University which claims that caffeine can block an inflammation pathway in adults, thus preventing heart disease.

This inflammation pathway is associated with low-grade, chronic inflammation, which is known to contribute to certain diseases and the process of aging.

Chronic, low-grade inflammation has so far been linked to:

  • heart disease,
  • Alzheimer’s,
  • dementia,
  • osteoarthritis,
  • certain types of cancer,
  • depression.

“More than 90 percent of all non-communicable diseases of aging are associated with chronic inflammation,” says David Furman, PhD, the author of the Stanford study.

Aside from helping to prevent disease, caffeine intake is also “associated with longevity,” says Mark Davis, PhD, a senior author of the study and the director of the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation, and Infection.

“Our findings show that an underlying inflammatory process, which is associated with aging, is not only driving cardiovascular disease but is, in turn, driven by molecular events that we may be able to target and combat,” adds Davis.

(RELATED: You Can Drink As Much Coffee As You Want, Scientists Say)


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