How do you like your morning cup of joe? Whether you’re a black coffee, no sugar, no cream, type of girl or you like a little bit of both, this new study give you another reason to enjoy your daily dose of caffeine. According to studies from National Institutes of Health, coffee drinkers may live a bit longer than those who don’t partake.

As expected, the researchers found that the regular coffee drinkers in the group were also more likely to be smokers. They ate more red meat and fewer fruits and vegetables, exercised less and drank more alcohol – all behaviors associated with poor health.

But once the researchers controlled for those risks, the data showed that the more coffee a person consumed, the less likely he or she was to die from a number of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, infections and even injuries and accidents.

The lead researcher on the study, Neal D. Freedman of the National Cancer Institute offered the following perspective:

“It’s a modest effect,” he said. “But the biggest concern for a long time has been that drinking coffee is a risky thing to do. Our results, and some of those of more recent studies, provide reassurance for coffee drinkers that this isn’t the case. The people who are regularly drinking coffee have a similar risk of death as nondrinkers, and there might be a modest benefit.’’

Do studies influence whether are not you reach for a daily cup?

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  • Candi83

    Every 5 mins you hear a study that coffee is good for you and then you hear coffee is bad. I don’t listen to any of the studies, I’m going to drink it regardless. I just make sure that it’s in moderation.

  • Mztopaz

    Lately for some reason I have been craving for a cup of coffee. After hearing this good news about the benefits of drinking coffee I’m off to the store.

  • Honey

    I like my coffee black. I try not to drink a lot of coffee as it gives me heart palpitations. There is that Ivory coast coffee my father brought from a trip, it gives you a boost that will make you work and be efficient like in the movie ”Limitless” but d**n after a few days taking it I started seeing stars and almost faint. lol
    I guess coffee is not for me and I take it with moderation like everything else.

  • It does seem sort of rare for coffee drinkers to also be non-smokers, but the research does point toward showing that a moderate amount of coffee might help ward off respiratory disorders. I think the study speaks for itself.