Heavy coffee consumption increases death rates in under55s study suggests

Heavy coffee consumption increases death rates in under55s study suggests Scientists claim those in age group who drink average of more than four cups of coffee a day are at 56 greater risk of death from all causes Drinking more than four cups of coffee a day can raise the risk of dying from a host of diseases scientists claim. Researchers in the US found that death rates from all causes rose by more than half in people aged under 55 who drank more than 28 cups a week. The apparently harmful effects of heavy coffee consumption were not seen in older people according to a study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings . The team led by Steven Blair at the University of South Carolina warned that younger people in particular might want to avoid drinking large amounts of coffee. Previous studies have found conflicting evidence for the impact of coffee on health with some suggesting it can raise blood pressure and alter adrenaline and insulin activity in the body while others point to beneficial effects on the immune system and cognitive performance. For the latest study researchers analysed medical and personal history questionnaires filled out by more than 40000 people aged 20 to 87 between 1979 and 1998. After a typical followup period o