6. It May Even Protect Against Cancer
Cancer research is always a little tricky, especially as there is so much we don’t know about cancer.
Nevertheless, there are a number of studies that suggest that coffee can help reduce cancer risk.
For example, one study looked at prostate cancer risk in men and found that people who consumed more than 6 cups of coffee per day had a decreased risk of prostate cancer.
This was true for caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee.
The fact that the decreased cancer risk only occurs with more than 6 cups of coffee is a little concerning though, especially as most longevity studies did indicate that the risk of death overall did start to increase again around that point.