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Study: Coffee Lowers Risk of Death

Another day, another study linking coffee and health. The editors at NPR pointed out that studies correlating the two are about as common as a Starbucks in Seattle, but a new study released Wednesday is the biggest to date of its kind. The National Cancer Institute found that people who drink coffee regularly had a “modestly lower risk of death than non-drinkers.” The study included 400,000 Americans ages 50 to 71. Those who drank two to three cups a day were 10 to 15 percent less likely to die during the 13-year study, the coffee potentially lowering the risk of dying from heart disease, lung disease, strokes, injuries, accidents, diabetes and infections. So, another double shot, please!