Four cups of coffee a day could slash chance of early death by two thirds
Drinking four cups of coffee a day could slash the chance of early death, a major study suggests.
Research on 20,000 middle-aged men and women found that those who drank it regularly had mortality rates almost two thirds lower.
Previous studies have found that coffee can improve liver function, reduce inflammation and boost the immune system.
The new study suggests that it could reduce the chance of early death from all causes - by as much as two thirds.
Every extra two cups were associated with a 22 per cent drop in mortality - rising to 30 per cent among older patients in the study. And those drinking four cups had a 64 per cent lower death risk, compared with those who never or rarely consumed coffee.