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(Photo: Prevention.com)
(Photo: Prevention.com)

By Mandy Oaklander for Prevention.com

PreventionIf by mid-afternoon you’re filling your fourth caffeinated cup, listen up: you could be in the coffee danger zone. A study released today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that drinking large amounts of coffee was linked to a much greater risk of dying in people under 55.

The magic number is 28 cups a week—which may sound like a lot, but not when you consider than the average coffee drinker consumes 3 cups a day. This was determined after researchers studied almost two decades worth of coffee use for more than 43,000 people, from ages 20-87.

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