Coffee proven to extend life and ward of deadly disease

Life saver: Coffee is good, but Teamo Cafe owner Karen Davis can't believe how good, after two large-scale reports shone a whole new light on the elixir of life and its disease-fighting capabilities. Photo: Gareth Gardner 140717
Life saver: Coffee is good, but Teamo Cafe owner Karen Davis can't believe how good, after two large-scale reports shone a whole new light on the elixir of life and its disease-fighting capabilities. Photo: Gareth Gardner 140717

Is there anything coffee can’t do?

Two recent studies, which looked at a combined 800,000 coffee drinkers and were published in the Annals of internal Medicine, confirmed that not only does coffee protect from deadly diseases, but it also prolongs life expectancy, and the best part is that the more you drink the greater the benefit.

One study, by the University of California showed that one cup a day offers a 12 per cent decreased risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, respiratory and kidney disease, while at three cups that risk reduction rose to 18 per cent.

Other findings suggested that adding one cup of coffee a day to a person’s diet would increase the average man’s life by three months, and a woman’s by one.

Local coffee addict and Teamo Cafe owner Karen Davis always knew that coffee makes everything better, although was still shocked, and elated, by the findings.

“Anything that can give you that warm fuzzy feeling in the morning is great, and now that makes it even better,” Mrs Davis said.