Research: Coffee lovers are more likely to live longer

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(WFLA) — Coffee lovers rejoice! It turns out, your daily coffee fix could be saving your life. 

People who drink coffee, no matter how much or what kind, are less likely to die, according to a new report.

The study surveyed about a half-million people in the United Kingdom aged 38 to 73.

Over a 10-year period, the study shows people who drink two to three cups per day have about a 12 percent lower risk of death compared to non-coffee lovers.

Even people who say they drink more than eight cups a day are less likely to die, on average, than non-drinkers.

This is true for ALL coffee drinkers, even those who slowly metabolize caffeine.

A daily coffee habit is also known to help reduce the risk of stroke and Type 2 diabetes.

But why does coffee causes a life boost? 

Researchers say since the benefits stem from both regular and decaf brews, their attention is on the bean itself. 

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