Study: Several cups of coffee every day can keep the doctor away

Study: Several Cups of Coffee a Day Can Keep the Doctor Away

TORONTO, CANADA (KDAF) -- For some people coffee can help cure a handful full of problems. For example, fatigue, mood swings, cramps (for the ladies), and some will even tell you they need it to survive.

But now, a study out of York University is spilling the beans and claiming a cup of Joe, or two... or three is actually really good for your heart.

Turns out, it's said to be a top secret to survival. After monitoring thousands of heart patients dealing with a high risk of heart failure results revealed those who downed two or more cups a day compared to those who drank less were least likely to die prematurely. Well, that's at least from the heart-related issues.

SEE MORE: Coffee and espresso drinks, explained:

Coffee and espresso drinks explained
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Coffee and espresso drinks explained

A latte is espresso and steamed milk with a small amount of milk foam on top.

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A cappuccino should be equal parts espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam. 

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dry cappuccino features less of the traditional steamed milk and more milk foam in its place.

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cafe au lait is traditional black coffee mixed with warmed milk.

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Espresso is specially brewed coffee, created with finely ground coffee beans brewed under pressure with nearly-boiling water. 

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macchiato, traditionally, is a 'stained' espresso -- espresso with just a dot of milk.

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An Americano is espresso mixed with hot water. 

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cortado is espresso that is 'cut' with an equal amount of milk. 

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red eye is for the severely under-caffeinated -- espresso shots mixed in with a regular black coffee

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After breaking things down, scientists say the "biologically" active ingredients in coffee makes for a healthier heart! So go indulge in that java goodness your heart will thank you!

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