Sip Up! Study Says Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer

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Coffee lovers, rejoice. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests drinking coffee may lead to a longer life.

Researchers found men who drank 2-3 cups a day had a 10 percent chance of outliving those who drank no coffee. Women coffee drinkers had a 13 percent advantage over non-java drinkers.

Referring to the often negative assumptions attached to coffee drinking, lead researcher Neal Freedman of the National Cancer Institute said, "Our study suggests that's really not the case."

"There may actually be a modest benefit of coffee drinking," he added.

The study of 400,000 people by the National Institutes of Health and AARP is the largest ever of its kind.

"Thankfully the research on coffee is two thumbs up. Unless of course you have insomnia or are caffeine sensitive," nutritionist Joy Bauer told CBN News.

"We find that coffee increases alertness, your focus, and your memory," she added. "It even reduces the risk for certain cancers."

A separate Harris Poll also indicated coffee consumption leads to increased productivity on the job.

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