Four coffees a day ‘cuts risk of early death’

New research suggests that drinking four cups of coffee a day significantly cuts the chance of an early death.   A study of 20,000 people found heavy consumption cut the risk of dying young by up to two thirds.  The Spanish researchers, who tracked people aged 25 to 60 for a decade, believe the antioxidant plant compounds in coffee benefit the heart and ward off cancer.  Study leader Dr Adela Navarro, a cardiologist at Navarra Hospital in Pamplona, said: ‘I would advise drinking plenty of coffee, it could be good for your heart.’

If coffee really does all of these amazing things, will you start drinking more of it? How much coffee do you currently consume?