Coffee Shown To Reduce Risk Of Death: Study

The study looked at 400,000 men and woman ages 50 to 71

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    Coffee many play an even bigger role after a recent study showed the drink also reduces the risk of death. Hear from 86-year-old Irene Krieger and attorney Joe Corey. (Published Thursday, May 17, 2012)

    Coffee, for many, is a part of life.

    Now it many play an even bigger role after a recent study showed the drink also reduces the risk of death.

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    Maggie Gregory said she doesn’t drink enough.

    “I'm addicted,” she said.

    For some it's a life-long staple. Marta Mejia is a perfect example.

    “Well I come from Colombia, so they gave us coffee as babies in the bottle,” she said.

    Coffee, which was once a cause for concern, has already been proven to help prevent diabetes, Parkinson's disease and dementia. The latest findings show older coffee drinkers live longer.

    “So that's good news,” said Joe Corey. “Maybe I'll start up some more coffee. Is that American or Cuban ? I'll switch whatever it takes.”

    The Coffee Study from the National Institute of Health and AARP, also available in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, looked at 400,000 men and women ages 50 to 71.

    Those who drank three to four cups a day had a 10 percent lower risk of death from a variety of causes including heart disease, stroke, and even injuries and infections. Researchers found the same results among those who drank decaf.

    86-year-old Irene Krieger joked with NBC 6, saying she rubs the drink on her face to stay healthy.

    “It must have something to do with it,” she said.