Daily fix: a cup of coffee a day keeps the doctor away


Daily fix: a cup of coffee a day keeps the doctor away

A study shows coffee drinking lowers risk of death, and green tea is even more effective at reducing mortality

Senior features writer

It’s Monday morning and here’s yet another reason to drink coffee.

Drinking coffee every day reduces the risk of death among stroke and heart attack survivors by 22%, and by 14% among healthy older people, an observational study published in the journal Stroke (https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.032273) this month found.

If you could believe all the headlines for research related to coffee, the wonder bean can improve myriad other health conditions from type 2 diabetes to digestion and bowel health, but the size and design of those studies are not as convincing as the latest research...

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