A Daily Dose Of Caffeine Is Actually Good For You

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By Cooking Panda

Let’s be real, ya’ll — any news that encourages us to continue on with our caffeine habits sounds like good news to us.

In the latest amazing study carried out by scientists over at Stanford University School of Medicine, it appears that there may actually exist a connection between caffeine intake and a healthier, longer life. That means you shouldn’t feel guilty for indulging in a caffeinated cup or two of your drink of choice in the morning, which makes us very, very happy.

“More than 90 percent of all noncommunicable diseases of aging are associated with chronic inflammation,” the study’s lead author, David Furman, PhD, and a consulting associate professor at the Stanford Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection, said in the study. “It’s also well-known that caffeine intake is associated with longevity … Many studies have shown this association. We’ve found a possible reason for why this may be so.”

Basically, the study investigated why people who drink caffeine seem to live longer than those who abstain from caffeine entirely. While too much caffeine still seems to take a negative toll on consumers’ health, the study shows that the correct amount of caffeine intake can actually reduce inflammation in people by blocking chemicals in the blood.

Why does this matter? Well, because, as Furman explained, those 90 percent of all noncommunicable diseases associated with chronic inflammation are noted as being linked to an assortment of different cancers, depression, and even dementia and so on.

By the way, the caffeine in question isn’t just caffeine from coffee — the study showed that the results were consistent for all caffeinated beverages, such as sodas, teas, and other fizzy drinks with a healthy dose of caffeine.

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“That something many people drink — and actually like to drink — might have a direct benefit came as a surprise to us,” Mark Davis, PhD, co-senior author, said in the study. “We didn’t give some of the mice coffee and the others decaf. What we’ve shown is a correlation between caffeine consumption and longevity. And we’ve shown more rigorously, in laboratory tests, a very plausible mechanism for why this might be so.”

Sources: Stanford Medicine / Photo Credit: Our Food Stories/Instagram

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