Study finds coffee drinkers have lower risk of death – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Can drinking coffee lower your risk of death?
Freedman: Not necessarily I should say.
Narrator: NIH researcher Dr. Neal Freedman explains that a recent NIH study has shown an association between coffee drinking and lower risk of death, which does not mean there is a cause-effect relationship.
Freedman: So our study is observational which means that at the start of the study we asked people about their coffee drinking and other habits and then we followed them over time.
Narrator: He also cautions that coffee intake was measured by self-report at a single time point and therefore might not reflect long-term patterns of intake. For more information on this study, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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