How to live longer: The black drink ‘repeatedly’ shown to extend survival

The functional and structural changes that accumulate as a result

of the passage of time are for the most part unavoidable.

But scientists remain hellbent on identifying feasible ways to slow

this process, and their research continues to bear fruit.

The latest scientific research offers an indication of how coffee consumption may impact lifespan.

A new study of more than 170,000 people in the UK, suggests that those who drank between two to four cups of coffee a day had a lower risk of death from all causes.

The study, led by the School of Public Health at Southern Medical University in Guangdong

found no difference in risk of death among coffee drinkers who added sugar and those who didn't.

After adjusting for several confounding factors, the researchers found regular coffee drinkers were significantly less likely to die from any cause, heart disease and cancer, compared to non-drinkers.