There have been studies that have said that coffee-drinking is GOOD for you. Usually, when that's the case, they note that it's for REGULAR coffee, NOT sugary coffee. Until now.
Researchers in China studied more than 170,000 people in the U.K. over seven years . . . and they found that moderate consumption of unsweetened AND sugar-sweetened coffee was associated with lower risk for death.
The average age of the people in the study was 56. And at the beginning, all the participants were healthy, without known cardiovascular disease or cancer. (And for the record, it was conducted in the decade BEFORE the pandemic.)
The people who drank one-and-a-half to three-and-a-half cups of unsweetened coffee regularly were 15% to 21% less likely to die than those who didn't.
And the people who drank lightly sweetened coffee every day were 29% to 31% less likely to die. "Lightly sweetened," on average, was one spoonful of sugar. And that's REAL sugar . . . the results were "inconclusive" for the people who added artificial sweeteners to their coffee.
(New York Post / Annals of Internal Medicine)