New Study Finds Some Coffee A Day Keeps The COVID Away
If you're a coffee connoisseur, scientists may have some great news for you! According to a new study, having at least one cup of coffee a day is associated with a lower risk of infection from COVID-19.
That's right. WHDH/7 News Boston is reporting that a study conducted by scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago shows regular coffee consumption was associated with a lower risk of COVID-19 infection.
I always considered my morning cup of coffee to be a lifesaver, but this news takes that to a whole other level. The research team studied the dietary habits of nearly 40,000 participants in the U.K. Biobank from the year 2006 to 2010. Researchers, using that data, then hypothesized the subsequent risk of coronavirus in 2020.
The team specifically looked at the consumption of certain foods such as coffee, tea, red meat, fruits, and vegetables. After adjusting for certain factors like age, race, sex, physical activity, and history of medical conditions, researchers found out something interesting:
Habitual consumption of 1 or more cups of coffee per day was associated with a 10% decrease in risk of COVID-19 compared to less than 1 cup/day.
Interestingly, the research team also found that coffee consumption has also been associated with a lower risk of pneumonia among the elderly. See? I always knew you were good to me, coffee!
Researchers also verified something our parents always told us was true: Vegetables are good for you! The study shows that daily consumption of vegetables also reduced the risk of COVID-19 infection. Imagine that.
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