Can Drinking Coffee Increase Longevity?

Not only do we have a better grasp on the many health benefits of habitual coffee consumption, but recent studies have also made a considered effort to unmask any and all correlative mechanisms. Not too long ago, Ladders covered a pioneering paper that uncovered caffeine’s advantageous influence on DNA integrity, which itself promotes youthful skin and overall longevity. The researchers additionally determined that beverages rich with anti-oxidants enable cells to better repair themselves in defense of damage done by free radicals.

In repudiation of reports that tacitly posit grave consequences from drinking coffee regularly ,comes new research helmed by Dr. Li Jiao, who is also an associate professor of medicine–gastroenterology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and a researcher at the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness, and Safety at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. More specifically, the new study highlights coffee’s effects on the gut microbiota living in our stomach, another relatively new area of interest for dietary science. 

Excerpted from Ladders

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