Higher Education, Coffee Linked to Longer Life
Education may not only improve a person’s finances, it is also linked to better health habits and a longer life. For instance, people who have a bachelor’s degree or higher live about nine years longer than those who don’t graduate from high school, according to an annual report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. Some of the health data reached back a decade or more.
The news is even better for those with college degrees and a coffee habit. According to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, those who drank coffee at the beginning of a 13-year study had a slightly lower risk of death than others, whether they chose decaf or full-strength.