A new study has figured out why coffee helps you live longer.

Medical News Today reports researchers found it really helps control inflammation, and that makes a big difference in your health as you get older.

There have been several studies that have found people who drink coffee live longer . . . but none of them quite figured out why.

Some scientists at Stanford University recently wrapped up a study on the link between coffee and longevity . . . and they think they've finally got the answer.

It appears that as we age, one of the biggest things that affect our health is inflammation.

It brings on the effects of aging, it hurts our overall health, and it can lead to things like Alzheimer's, heart attacks, and hypertension.

But the chemical compounds in coffee help protect against inflammation . . . so if you drink a few cups a day, it really can make a huge difference in your health, especially as you get older.