25/02/2015 07:13 GMT | Updated 25/02/2015 11:59 GMT

Drink Five Cups Of Coffee Every Day To Stay Healthy, Study Says

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Good news, caffeine lovers!

A new study has proven something we always suspected - coffee keeps you alive.

Drinking three to five cups a day can reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson's and liver cancer, according to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.

Even pregnant women, who are sometimes told not to consume caffeine, are allowed up to two cups every day, the report says.

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But it's not all fun and games - if you add milk, cream or sugar you're basically counteracting any good the coffee is doing.

The committee, acting for the US Department of Agriculture, warned in its report that non-black coffee is full of stuff that could hamper your health, and caffeinated energy drinks don't bring any of the benefits.

Don't go too over the top though - excessive coffee consumption has been linked with vision loss and urinary incontinence.


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