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This file photo taken on July 31, 2012, shows espresso
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London, Washington – Two medical studies published by the BBC showed that drinking coffee is beneficial for health, and may play a major role in lengthening a person’s lifespan and reduce risks of many chronic diseases.

The two studies focused on the link between coffee drinking and a long lifespan, but without proofing the reason behind it.

The first study conducted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and Imperial College London examined more than almost half a million people from 10 European countries.

The study concluded that people who drink three cups of coffee per day live longer than people who don’t.

Researchers think this study is the biggest analysis highlighting the effect of coffee in the European communities.

Co-author of the study Dr. Marc Gunter said higher coffee consumption was associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, and specifically for circulatory diseases, and digestive diseases.

He added that these results were similar across all of the ten European countries, with variable coffee drinking habits and customs.

Another study conducted in the United States involving over 180,000 people from different ethnicities concluded that coffee plays an important role in lengthening the lifespan even if it is decaffeinated.

The study showed that people drinking coffee are less likely to die from heart diseases, cancer, strokes, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and kidney infections.

The study also found that compared to people who drank no coffee, those who drank one cup per day had a 12 percent less risk to die during follow up. People who drank two or more cups per day had an 18 percent lower risk to die.

Co-author of the research Dr. Veronica Setiawan of Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California said their study can’t confirm coffee extends life, but it detects a link between coffee drinking and longevity.

She added that people who already drink coffee should keep on their habit, and people who don’t, should start doing so.