Coffee drinkers may get an added pep up from their morning cup of Joe!

 Basically, they wanted to try to find out if drinking coffee is correlated with increased or decreased chances of early death, and more specifically if that changes depending on how you sweeten your coffee, if at all.

Coffee drinkers are less likely to die during a 7-year follow-up period, compared to non-coffee drinkers, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Adults, who drank 1.5 to 3.5 cups of unsweetened coffee or coffee sweetened with sugar per day, were less likely to die than those who did not imbibe in the traditional morning ritual drink.

Dr. Dan Liu, the author of the cohort study, said in the release, "Our study found that adults who drank moderate amounts of coffee sweetened with sugar every day were about 30% less likely to die from any cause during the average seven-year follow-up period compared to coffee non-drinkers."

The researchers, whose study results were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, wanted "to evaluate the associations of consumption of sugar-sweetened, artificially sweetened, and unsweetened coffee with all-cause and cause-specific mortality."

Consuming 2.5 to 4.5 cups of unsweetened or sugar-sweetened coffee daily was associated with a 29% reduction in the risk of death compared to the rest of the population (via The Guardian).

 The deputy editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine has some advice. She said that while coffee with or without sugar probably isn't bad for you, "it would be prudent to avoid too many caramel macchiatos." Noted!