To some, coffee is the elixir of life.
Now science appears to back them up.
Researchers at Harvard pooled data from three large, ongoing studies that included more than 200,000 people.
People who drank moderate amounts of coffee — about 2 to 5 cups a day — were less likely to die from heart disease, neurological diseases and type 2 diabetes.
The effect held true for both caffeinated and decaf coffee.
It’s unclear exactly what it is about coffee that gives an apparent protective effect.
Coffee lovers aren’t complaining.