If you drink coffee habitually, you’ll like this. A new study monitored the coffee intake of 208,500 men and women over the course of 30 years, and found that people who drink coffee in moderation (fewer than five cups a day) received a number of significant health benefits. Among them: lower risk of dying from heart diseases, diabetes, certain brain conditions—and, oddly enough, suicide.
Of course, you’ve already read that coffee compounds are rich in antioxidants and inflammation-fighting agents. Researchers haven’t found the precise link between the diminished health risks and coffee consumption, but speculate that these beneficial compounds could be involved—and outweigh the detriments associated with caffeine consumption.