Drinking coffee might lower your risk of mortality, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers analyzed more than 170,000 participants. They got a baseline assessment of participants’ coffee consumption, including whether they drank sugar-sweetened, artificially sweetened, or unsweetened coffee, and then followed them for seven years looking at all-cause mortality and mortality from cancer and cardiovascular disease. They found that found that moderate coffee consumption, with or without sugar, was associated with a decreased mortality risk. It’s important to note that while coffee in moderation appears to be beneficial, these results might not apply to specialty coffee drinks with large amounts of sugar.
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