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Heavy Coffee Drinkers Suffer Higher Death Rate

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ATLANTA (WAOK) – People who use lots of coffee as a pick me up instead might find it puts them down for good. Researchers at the University of South Carolina have found that the death rate for people under 55 who drink at least four cups of coffee a day is more than 50 percent higher than those who don’t. The reason is unclear, though it was noted the more coffee someone drank, the more likely it was that person smoked which might also be a factor.

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