One cup of coffee a day cuts the risk of falling ill with coronavirus by a tenth, study finds 

One cup of coffee a day cuts the risk of falling ill with Covid-19 by around a tenth, according to a major study.

US scientists, who analysed the records of 40,000 British adults, think the drink protects against the virus. 

They believe it contains health-boosting plant chemicals that may turbocharge the immune system.

According to a major study, one cup of coffee a day cuts the risk of falling ill with Covid-19 by around a tenth. Picture: Stock

According to a major study, one cup of coffee a day cuts the risk of falling ill with Covid-19 by around a tenth. Picture: Stock

According to a major study, one cup of coffee a day cuts the risk of falling ill with Covid-19 by around a tenth. Picture: Stock

A daily portion of vegetables has a similar effect, the study added. 

But tea and fruit does not seem to help, while a diet heavy in processed meats – such as sausages and bacon – increases the chances of becoming severely ill.

The results were published in the journal Nutrients.

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