The researchers presented the study, which followed almost 20,000 middle-aged participants for an average of 10 years, during the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona. For each two additional cups of coffee per day, the risk lowered 22 percent.
"We found an inverse association between drinking coffee and the risk of all-cause mortality, particularly in people aged 45 years and above".
Four cups of joe a day will keep the doctor away, or so a recent study says.
Around 1 in 60 participants died during the study, with those who drank coffee regularly having the lowest death rates.
The study, presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress in Barcelona, found those who drank coffee regularly had mortality rates nearly two thirds lower than non-drinkers.
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Researchers from Hospital de Navarra then examined death rates in the group, with a total of 337 participants dying during the period.
Presenting her results at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Barcelona, she said cancer was the biggest cause of death seen in her study, followed by heart disease.
"Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world", said Dr Adela Navarro, a cardiologist at Hospital de Navarra, Spain in a press release.
At the start, all participants provided detailed information about their lifestyle, health history, and dietary habits - including coffee consumption.
For the study, researchers investigated the association between coffee consumption and risk of death.
"Coffee drinkers should certainly not rest on their laurels. The best way to minimize your risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death is to concentrate on an overall healthy lifestyle - eat a balanced diet, stay active and don't smoke - rather than lining up the lattes".