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Drink coffee? It won’t hurt you, and may reduce your risk of an early death

People who drink a moderate amount of coffee might see their risk of an early death drop, according to two large studies published Monday.

Good news, coffee drinkers: A couple of massive new studies that looked at hundreds of thousands of people for about 16 years finds that a few cups of coffee a day won’t hurt you and could lower your risk of dying prematurely.

The studies reinforce previous findings that drinking an 8-ounce cup of joe (or three) won’t hurt you, but the authors

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