A recent coffee mortality study has linked a 4 cups a day habit to an increased death risk. The Mayo Clinic published research, which ties drinking 28 cups per week or more to a 50 percent increase in mortality risk. According to Fox News on August 16, 2013, the findings just add to the confusion around this adult beverage according to study co-author Dr. Carl Lavie.
'There continues to be considerable debate about the health effects of caffeine, and coffee specifically, with some reports suggesting toxicity and some even suggesting beneficial effects.'
The coffee mortality study revealed that consuming more than four cups a day can raise your chances of dying by 21 percent. For men under the age of 55 the risk is particularly alarming. Their odds are 56 percent. And for women it is even worse with an increase twice that.
This coffee mortality study looked at 43,727 men and women over the course of 17 years. During this time 2,512 people died. A major link between coffee consumption and increased mortality was found. Recommendations include younger adults drinking less for health reasons. It is estimated that a whopping 83 percent of all American adults enjoy this beverage daily.
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