A bit of good news for those of you who can't live without coffee: it can help you live longer. This eye-opening revelation comes from a new study just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Using info from java drinkers who took part in the massive, 10-year medical study known as the U.K. Biobank, scientists determined that people who drink coffee -- a little, a lot, and yes, even decaf -- were less likely to die over that 10 year period than those who didn't drink coffee.

It's not known precisely why this is, but it's likely a combination of factors. Coffee has already been proven to be loaded with body boosting properties: not only is a cuppa joe packed with antioxidants, which prevent damage to DNA, it can also fight inflammation, which causes everything from pain to heart problems, lower your risk for diabetes, and improve liver function.

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