When it comes to certain diseases, some lifestyle habits could be the life changing decision that beats down the odds for us.
According to the research published in the Journal of Hepatology, drinking at least three cups of coffee and not smoking daily may half the risk of mortality in patients infected by both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV).
“This is a very exciting time for HCV research as a cure that can eradicate the virus is now available for all patients,” explained lead investigator Dominique Salmon-Ceron from Universite Paris Descartes, Paris.
For the study, the team used data from a five year follow up of about 1,028 HIV-HCS infected patients. One in four patients reported drinking at least three cups of coffee a day. Over these five years, 77 deaths occurred; half of them were attributed to hepatitis C.
As for the coffee lovers in the house, this is another reason to keep on brewing the black stuff.