Spend any time in a place like Mitchell’s coffee house and it’s pretty clear, Americans love their jolt of java. But now new research from the National Institutes of Health and the AARP show that two, three, up to six cups a day indulgence could be good for you. Anybody who drinks six cups of coffee a day is welcomed here for sure.
Mitch Harvey who owns Mitchell’s finds the study pretty fascinating. Researchers over thirteen years have studied the coffee habits of more than four hundred thousand people between the ages of fifty and seventy-one and found men who drink six cups of coffee a day had a ten percent lower mortality rate than non-coffee drinkers. And female java faithful had a fifteen percent lower mortality rate. Aaron Rios is a three cup a day coffee drinker.
The presumption is, drink coffee, live longer. My great grandfather lived to be a hundred and eight years old and I’m Puerto Rican, so the Hispanic community tends to drink a lot of coffee. Puerto Ricans drink a lot of coffee and I had coffee in my baby bottle and so if that’s right I figure I living to about a hundred and twenty.
Margaret Langevin is eighty-four and comes from a long line of coffee connoisseurs. My mother was ninety-seven and she was a great coffee drinker. In fact the last words she said, she wanted some coffee.
Researchers admit it might not be the coffee itself that improves longevity but maybe something about making it, serving it, or socializing with it that really creates the benefits. Either way, the word for now is drink up. I’m Jennifer Lee News Channel 8.