Now you don’t have to feel too bad about those time-consuming (and pricey) Starbucks runs every day. You’re not just drinking to your wakefulness — you’re sipping to your health! According to a new study published in the American Heart Association journal, drinking coffee regularly (around 3-5 cups a day), is linked to a lower risk of diseases like cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and suicide.In other words: A caffeine addiction could be helping you to live a longer life.
"This study provides further evidence that moderate consumption of coffee may confer health benefits in terms of reducing premature death due to several diseases," senior author Frank Hu said in a statement. "These data support the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Report that concluded that 'moderate coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern.'"
The study is based on the coffee consumption habits and health effects of 200,000 participants, many of whom submitted health results over the course of 30 years.
Of course, this is not the only study over the years that has touted the benefits of drinking coffee daily. Last year, researchers suggested that a regular cup of joe could protect your liver, and a few years before that, studies suggested that a coffee habit could seriously reduce joint pain.