Here is some good news for all of you coffee drinkers. A new study out of Spain says having an extra cup isn’t just a good idea, but may be healthy for you too. Researchers say consuming more coffee has been connected to a lower risk of death resulting from cancer, stroke, diabetes, heart and kidney disease.
The Hospital de Navarra’s study followed nearly 20,000 Spaniards over a ten-year period. Researchers found that people who drank at least four cups of coffee a day had a 64 percent lower chance of dying from disease than subjects who never had a single cup. Coffee drinkers who were 45 or older lowered their risk of death by 30 percent.
The findings suggest that drinking four cups of coffee each day can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people. The news is great for Americans who average just under three cups of coffee a day, according to a 2015 survey.