New study finds daily coffee keeps COVID away
If you are a coffee connoisseur, scientists might have good news for you! Drinking at least one cup of coffee a day is associated with a lower risk of COVID-19 infection, according to a new study.
That’s right. WHDH / 7 Boston News reports that a study by scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago shows that regular coffee consumption was associated with a lower risk of COVID-19 infection.
I’ve always viewed my morning cup of coffee as a lifeline, but this news takes that to a whole new level. The research team studied the eating habits of nearly 40,000 UK Biobank participants from 2006 to 2010. The researchers, using this data, then hypothesized the subsequent risk of coronavirus in 2020.
The team specifically looked at the consumption of certain foods such as coffee, tea, red meat, fruits, and vegetables. After adjusting for factors like age, race, gender, physical activity, and medical history, the researchers found something interesting:
Usual consumption of 1 or more cups of coffee per day was associated with a 10% decrease in the risk of COVID-19 compared to less than 1 cup / day.
Interestingly, the research team also found that coffee consumption was also associated with a lower risk of pneumonia in the elderly. See? I always knew you were good to me, coffee!
The researchers also verified something our parents always told us to be true: vegetables are good for you! The study shows that daily consumption of vegetables also reduces the risk of COVID-19 infection. Imagine that.
To learn more about the history, visit the WHDH website here.