Does drinking more coffee make you live longer? There have so many studies on the health effects of coffee. Some saying it’s good. Some saying it’s bad. But lately the evidence seems to be leaning more towards good than bad. Yahoo News just recently reported a new study showing that drinking at least 3 cups of coffee each day can prolong your life.

Researchers from the Chung-Ang University and the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency penned the new coffee study, highlighting the benefits of regular coffee use on one’s health, The Korea Herald explained. Published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the study says that “greater coffee consumption is associated with a decreased risk of all-cause mortality.” To see real benefits, the study says you’ll need to drink more than three cups of coffee each day. The type of coffee you drink doesn’t matter.

Participants who consumed a moderate amount, or three cups of coffee per day, had a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease death compared to non consumers. Participants who drank fewer than three cups had a reduced risk of death related to heart disease.

So, it seems that drinking more coffee is, in fact, good for you! We’ve previously reported the benefits of coffee, especially when consumed black.

These results seem to match a 2015 study showing that drinking more coffee can increase life expectancy.

A massive study that incorporated data from more than 200,000 people reveals that drinking regular amounts of coffee, including decaf, is associated with a lower risk of mortality, even if it’s decaf. Drinking from three to five cups of coffee per day lowers the risk of premature death by up to 15% compared to people who do not consume any coffee, researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health concluded.

Previous studies have shown that drinking coffee can lower the risk of many diseases including heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, erectile dysfunction and suicide!

So, if you’re worried about drinking more coffee because it’s not good for you, you’re probably safe. I know I will continue to drink my 2-3 cups a day. As if there were any doubts about that!