Study says drinking coffee is good for you

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(KCPQ/KGW/CNN) - If you're a hardcore coffee lover, there's good news.

According to a new study published Wednesday, you don't have to give up your caffeine habit to be healthy.

Researchers actually found health benefits in drinking three or four cups a day.

The survey - which was published in the British Medical Journal - examined more than 200 previous studies on coffee drinkers.

The research showed that those who consumed coffee regularly had lower risks of premature death, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson's disease, depression, dementia, some cancers, type 2 diabetes and liver disease.

However, doctors warn that these findings aren't enough to advise those who aren't drinking coffee already to pick up the habit - just that people who are already drinking that much don't necessarily need to stop.

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