Drink coffee to prolong your life

Here's another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: scientists have found that people who drink coffee seem to live longer.

Coffee consumption has been associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and respiratory and renal disease among African Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and whites.

People who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who did not drink coffee. This association was even stronger for those who drank from two to three cups a day - 18 percent reduced the chance of death.

Mortality was lower, regardless of whether people drank regular or decaffeinated coffee, suggesting that the association is not related to caffeine, said Veronica W. Setiawan, lead author of the study and associate professor of Preventive medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine.

"We can not say that drinking coffee will prolong your life, but we see an association," Setiawan said. "If you like drinking coffee, drink! If you are not a coffee drinker, then you need to consider if you should start."

The study, to be published in the July 11 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, used data from the Multiethnic Cohort Study, a collaborative effort between the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and Keck School of Medicine.

The ongoing multiethnic cohort study has over 215,000 participants and ranks as the most diverse study on ethics that examines lifestyle risk factors that can lead to cancer.

"So far little data was available on the association between coffee consumption and non-white mortality in the US and elsewhere," the study said. "Such surveys are important because lifestyle patterns and disease risks can vary greatly depending on ethnic and racial background, and results in one group may not necessarily apply to others."

Given that the association was observed in four different ethnic groups, Setiawan said it was safe to say that the results apply to other groups.

"This study is the most important of its kind and includes minorities who have very different lifestyles," said Setiawan. "Seeing a similar pattern in different populations gives stronger biological support to the argument that coffee is good for you, whether you are white, African American, Latin or Asian."

Advantages of drinking coffee

Previous research by USC and others has indicated that drinking coffee is associated with reduced risk for several types of cancer, diabetes, liver disease, Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes, and others chronic diseases.

Setiawan, who consumes one to two cups of coffee a day, said that the positive effects of coffee consumption are significant, because of the number of people who enjoy or depend on the drink every day.

"Coffee contains many antioxidants and phenolic compounds that play an important role in cancer prevention," said Setiawan. "Although this study does not show causality or indicate which chemicals in coffee can have this" elixir "effect, it is clear that coffee can be incorporated into a healthy diet and a lifestyle."

About 62% of Americans drink coffee every day, a 5% increase over the 2016 figures, the National Coffee Association reported.

As a research institution, the USC has scientists from various disciplines working to find a cure for cancer and better ways for people to manage the disease.

The Keck School of Medicine and the USC Norris Cancer Center run a state-mandated database called the Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program, which provides scientists with vital statistics on cancer For a diverse population.

Researchers at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that drinking coffee reduces the risk of colorectal cancer.

But consumption of hot coffee or drinks probably causes cancer of the esophagus, according to a panel of scientists from the World Health Organization that included Mariana Stern of Keck School of Medicine.

WHO hearing

In some ways, coffee regains its honor for wellness benefits. After 25 years of labeling coffee a carcinogen related to bladder cancer, the World Health Organization announced last year that drinking coffee reduces the risk of liver and uterine cancer.

"Some people worried about drinking coffee can be bad for you, as this car may increase the risk of heart disease, stimulate growth or cause stomach ulcers and heartburn," said Setiawan. "But research on coffee has not been shown by people's health."

Coffee by name

Setiawan and colleagues examined data for 185,855 African Americans (17 per cent), American Indians (7 per cent), Japanese-Americans (29 per cent), Latinos (22 per cent) and White (25 per cent) aged 45 to 75 at recruitment. Participants responded to questionnaires on diet, lifestyle, and family and personal medical history.

They reported their coffee consumption habits of other types of studies in study and work on all ages, checking one of the nine boxes going from "never or never ever" to "4 or more Mugs a day ". They also reported work on the container containing caffeine or decaf. The average duration of follow-up was 16 years.

Enter for a number of participants and customers, but you do not understand coffee, 31 percent for a work day, 25 percent drink two to three hours a day and 7 percent to purpose. . The remaining 21% have irregular coffee consumption habits.

During the study, 58,397 participants - approximately 31% - died. Cardiovascular diseases (36 percent) and cancer (31 percent) were the main killers.

Data were adjusted for age, gender, ethnicity, smoking habits, education, pre-existing illness, vigorous physical activity, and alcohol use.

Previous research by Setiawan has revealed that coffee reduces the risk of liver cancer and chronic liver disease. She is currently reviewing the comment of coffee is associated with the risk of developing specific cancers.

Researchers at the Cancer Center of the University of Hawaii and the National Cancer Institute contributed to this study. The study used data from the Multi-Ethnic Cohort Study, which is supported by a $ 19,008,359 grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.