Your coffee addiction may have some down sides (caffeine overdose, anyone?), but it may also be helping you to live longer.
Two significant studies have found that drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death in both men (20 percent lower risk) and women (26 percent lower risk). There could be plenty of reasons for that – coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants in the Western diet and it can lower the risk of getting type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s even been found that drinking coffee decreases the risk of Cirrhosis, an alcohol related liver disease – excellent news for all the Irish coffee drinkers out there.