Older coffee drinkers, rejoice — caffeine may reduce inflammation, according to a new study published in Nature Medicine.

In analyzing the blood of 100 people, Stanford researchers found a commonality in subjects 60 and older with reduced inflammation: they all consumed caffeine regularly.

Inflammation isn’t always bad for us; it’s a vital immune-system process that can fend off sickness and flush out “potentially toxic compounds,” according to Time.com. As we age, however, our declining ability to manage inflammation can lead to a host of health issues.

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Originally published at journal.thriveglobal.com