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Fresh Grounds for Coffee: Study Shows It May Boost Longevity
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By Bill McEwen, News Director
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July 2, 2018

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CHICAGO — New research offers fresh grounds for drinking coffee, showing that it may boost chances for a longer life.
In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years than abstainers. Even those who drank at least eight cups daily appeared to have a longevity boost.
Coffee contains more than 1,000 compounds that might explain the results, including cell-protecting antioxidants.

Instant, Ground and Decaf All Show Benefits

The benefit was seen with instant, ground and decaf coffee.
The study echoes previous research. But it’s the first large study to show a benefit even for people with genes that cause their bodies to metabolize caffeine faster or slower than usual.
The study was published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Bill McEwen,
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Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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