Science is now telling us that if you want to live longer... you might want to start drinking more coffee.
A recent study says that people who drank coffee, no matter how much or what kind they drank, were less likely to die over that 10-year period than non-coffee drinkers.
"The coffee bean itself is loaded with many different nutrients and phyto-chemicals," nutrition researcher Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health said. "My guess is that they're working together to have some of these benefits."
Dr. Ray Casciari was on the show and shared his thoughts on the new study:
However, the volunteers were mostly British and have different coffee-drinking habits than the rest of us.
For one thing, they were more likely to drink instant coffee.
According to JAMA Internal Medicine, concerns about coffee, "particularly among people with common genetic polymorphisms affecting caffeine metabolism and among those drinking more than 5 cups per day, remain."
The research didn't include studying the differences between drinking black coffee or coffee with cream and sugar.
Would you be willing to drink more coffee if it meant living longer?