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Life expectancy

Potential mechanisms

The precise mechanisms to explain the suggested association between coffee consumption and reduced overall mortality risk are currently unknown, and research is ongoing to understand this area in more detail.

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Effects of coffee consumption

However, a number of hypotheses exist and have considered roles for specific coffee constituents, including caffeine, cafestol and kahweol, as well as some of the phyto-chemicals found in coffee1,8,11,12.

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