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Here’s A Good Reason To Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Caffeine Addiction

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It’s no secret that people who go to Harvard are smart. So I will confidently say I believe the results of Harvard’s latest study, which says that coffee drinkers have a lower mortality rate than those who do not consume the beverage. I say this — well, I type this — as I sip my morning coffee.

The study, which was conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health (aka, smart people) followed a group of 20,000 nurses and doctors over the course of 30 years. Throughout that time period, the nurses and doctors got regular check ups and participated in questionnaires about their behavior, coffee habits and diet related to the study.

What did the researchers find? Well, the study determined that those who drank one cup of coffee per day reduced their risk of death by six percent. Those who drank up to three cups daily reduced their risk of death by eight percent. But wait, there’s more!

Those who consumed three to five cups per day decreased their mortality rate by 15 percent. The moral of the story? If you want to live a long time, stop giving a damn about those Starbucks cups and get gulping!

The study’s results found that coffee drinkers were less likely to die from strokes, diabetes, heart disease, suicide, and neurological diseases. Unfortunately, cancer isn’t a part of this list. But you’ve got to admit, those odds are pretty good!

So what do you say: Coffee, anyone?

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