A 20-year study recently published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology claims that filtered coffee may lengthen your life compared to unfiltered coffee. The study observed over half a million Norwegian men and women between the ages of 20 and 79. Over a 20-year period, drinking filtered coffee was related to a 15% reduced risk of death from any cause, compared to drinking boiled or pressed unfiltered coffee, which increased the risk of death in men aged 60 and above.
Specifically, drinking filtered coffee was associated with a 12% reduction in risk of death from heart disease among men and 20% reduction among women. In the study, those drinking one to four cups of filtered coffee a day had the lowest rates of mortality. Study author Dag Thelle noted that filtering coffee removes substances that elevate “bad” LDL cholesterol levels and explained how the study results are not due to variables such as age, gender, or lifestyle habits.
This 20-year study adds detail to previous studies revealing coffee’s health benefits, such as the 2017 umbrella study in The British Medical Journal that examined more than 200 meta-analyses and found that drinking three to four cups of black coffee a day may help lower the risks of heart disease, numerous types of cancer, and various neurological and metabolic disorders, as well as overall mortality. Read more here at CNN.