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Recent research has shown that morning coffee could be beneficial than it is thought especially for people who sit for long hours. Researchers have discovered that coffee consumption can mitigate the heightened risk of death linked to prolonged sitting.

Coffee can counter the effects of prolonged sitting

According to the study, published in BMC Public Health, while extended periods of sitting increases mortality risk, regular coffee intake seems to mitigate this risk. The discovery suggests a potential way to counterbalance the health hazards of our sedentary lifestyles. In the current study, researcher focused on two key factors: daily sitting duration and coffee intake.

Participants were categorized based on their sitting time and coffee consumption (non-drinkers and three different levels for coffee drinkers).To ensure the accuracy of findings other variables influencing mortality risk, such as age, sex, race, education level, income, body mass index, and various health conditions were taken into account.

Findings showed that individuals who sat for more than eight hours a day faced a 46% higher risk of dying from any cause and a 79% higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared to those who sat for less than four hours daily.

Coffee intake lowers the risk of death from cardiovascular disease

The intriguing part of the study is the impact of coffee. High coffee consumers (more than 540 grams per day, or about 3-4 cups) had a 33% lower risk of death from any cause and a 54% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease compared to non-coffee drinkers.

The most compelling results emerged when considering both sitting time and coffee consumption. Non-coffee drinkers who sat for six or more hours daily were 58% more likely to die from any cause than coffee drinkers who sat for less than six hours. Notably, the increased mortality risk associated with prolonged sitting was only observed in non-coffee drinkers, not in those who drank coffee.

This study contributes to growing evidence that coffee may have protective health effects. Researchers suggest that coffee’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties might help counteract the negative impacts of prolonged sitting, which is known to increase bodily inflammation.