National Coffee Day - Doctors say drink all you want.

Yes, go ahead and grab that cup of coffee, or two, or more. Drinking more coffee may improve your health and help you live longer, suggests new research.

The study funded by the National Cancer Institute involving nearly 20,000 people who consumed at least four cups of coffee dailyshowed they had a 64% lower risk of early death compared to those never or rarely consumed coffee. Here’s a link to the study – it’s suggested you have a cup of coffee before reading.

Here are the Quick Notes: Coffee has also been shown to reduce the risk of many diseases, including type 2 diabetes, liver disease, colorectal cancer, Alzheimer's and skin cancer, too.

Some of the compounds commonly found in coffee "have been related to better insulin sensitivity, liver function and reduced chronic inflammation," said V. Wendy Setiawan, an associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and the lead author of one of the recent studies on coffee consumption and longevity.

It's National Coffee Day – drink all you want.

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