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Coffee drinkers may live longer

Coffee drinkers are a little more likely to live longer, a new study says.

The study of 400,000 people by the National Institute of Health and AARP is the largest ever done on the issue, and the results should reassure any coffee lovers who think it’s a guilty pleasure that may do harm.

“Our study suggests that’s really not the case,” said lead researcher Neal Freedman of the National Cancer Institute. “There may actually be a modest benefit of coffee drinking.”

No one knows why. Coffee contains a thousand things that can affect health, from helpful antioxidants to tiny amounts of substances linked to cancer. (AP)

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