Greeks may live longer thanks to coffee


Coffee is already magical: it can transform a sleepy zombie into an alert worker.

However, it may possess even more benefits. According to a recent article at The New York Times, the high life expectancy of some Greek Island residents may be linked to the coffee they drink.

“This boiled coffee seems to generate antioxidant substances,” said Dr.Gerasimos Siasos, a professor at the University of Athens Medical School and an author of the study, which appears in the journal Vascular Medicine.

He and his colleagues found that older islanders who drank the boiled coffee had better functioning endotheliums — the layer of cells that line blood vessels.

The article also attributes the remarkable health of the Island inhabitants to their lifestyle choices and diet.

Well, this is some good news for coffee lovers.


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