Higher consumption of total, caffeinated, and decaffeinated coffee was associated with lower risk of total mortality, and coffee consumption of more than 5 cups/day was not associated with risk of mortality, according to 3 cohorts that included 74,890 women in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), 93,054 women in the NHS 2, and 40,557 men. During 4,690,072 person-years follow-up, 19,524 women and 12,432 men died. Researchers also determined:
• Compared to non-drinkers, coffee consumption of 1 to 5 cups/day was associated with lower risk of mortality.
• Significant inverse associations were observed between coffee consumption and deaths due to cardiovascular disease, neurological disease, and suicide.
• No significant association between coffee consumption and total cancer mortality was found.
Citation: Ding M, Satija A, Bhupathiraju SN, et al. Association of coffee consumption with total and cause-specific mortality in three large prospective cohorts. [Published online ahead of print November 16, 2015]. Circulation. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.115.017341.
1. Ding M, Bhupathiraju SN, Chen M, van Dam RM, Hu FB. Caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and a dose-response meta-analysis. Diabetes Care. 2014;37:569-586.
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