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Coffee and Sedentary Lifestyle: Major Health Impacts Revealed


A recent study published in BioMed Central (BMC) Public Health highlights the significant health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle, particularly for non-coffee drinkers. The research, conducted by the Medical College of Soochow University’s School of Public Health in China, followed over 10,000 adults in the US for up to 13 years, providing valuable insights into the impact of coffee consumption on mortality rates.

Key Findings

The study found that non-coffee drinkers who sat for six or more hours a day faced a 60% higher risk of death compared to coffee drinkers who sat for less than six hours a day. This suggests that sedentary individuals who do not consume coffee are at a significantly higher risk of dying.

Benefits of Coffee Consumption

Interestingly, the study also revealed that sedentary coffee drinkers had a 24% lower risk of death compared to non-coffee drinkers who sat for at least six hours a day. The benefits of coffee in improving overall survival are numerous. The researchers noted that coffee consumption reduces the risk of metabolic problems that exacerbate inflammation, a condition known to increase mortality risks associated with sedentary behavior.

Impact on Mortality Rates

Among the participants, those who consumed the highest amounts of coffee experienced a 33% reduction in the risk of dying from any cause compared to non-coffee drinkers. These results align with previous studies that have established a link between higher coffee intake and a decreased risk of death from any cause, particularly heart disease.

Anti-inflammatory Properties

The study highlighted the anti-inflammatory properties of compounds found in coffee, including caffeine and polyphenols. Despite these findings, the exact mechanisms by which coffee lowers mortality risk remain unclear, indicating a need for further research.

Risks of Prolonged Sitting

Additionally, the researchers found that sitting for more than eight hours a day was associated with over a 40% higher risk of death from any cause and nearly an 80% higher risk of dying from heart disease. This shows the severe health risks of prolonged sedentary behavior.


The study underscores the importance of coffee consumption in mitigating the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle. While further research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms, the findings provide compelling evidence that coffee can significantly improve overall survival rates among adults.

Source: Inputs from various media Sources 

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