Lead author David Furman, Ph.D, of the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection at Stanford University in California, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal Nature Medicine.
Coffee, tea, soda, energy drinks and chocolate are all commonly consumed foods and beverages that contain caffeine a compound best known for its brain-stimulating abilities.
However, there is much more to caffeine than simply providing a morning energy boost.
A number of studies have suggested that regular coffee intake may increase longevity.
One study published in 2015, for example, found that coffee drinkers who consumed one to five cups per day had a lower risk of all-cause mortality than people who did not.