You can now feel zero guilt for making your third (or fourth, or fifth…) coffee cup of San Julian’s Hills today. A new study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress revealed that drinking more coffee could actually lower your risk of death. If you’re now giddily wondering: how much coffee is good for meand can I now live forever – the scientists thankfully had some pretty specific statistics for how to proceed.
The study, conducted at Hospital de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, pulled together 20,000 participants and followed up with them over the course of ten years. Those who drank at least four cups of coffee per day had a 64% lower rate of death than the participants who either never drank coffee or rarely did.
Meanwhile, those who were 45 years old and up and drank two additional cups of coffee a day had a 30% lower rate of death.
According to Dr. Adela Navarro, a cardiologist at Hospital de Navarra, factoring a few cups of joe into your day is a very smart move. She explained,