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Coffee Linked to Lower Risk of Death


Health & Wellness  (tags: study, coffee, longevity, research, medicine, health, humans, diet, Body-Mind-Spirit )

Cal
- 1082 days ago - latimes.com
A study finds that older adults who drink java are less likely to die than those who don't. Subjects who averaged four or five cups per day fared best, though it's not clear why.



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Cate S. (7)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 3:27 am
I LOVE this article. Coffee is my drug of choice & my vice. To think it may help me to live longer. Wonderful.
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 3:37 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Alice C. (1797)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 3:45 am
Thanks Cal ~ I will enjoy my coffee even more now ! : )
 

Jay S. (120)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 3:47 am
Interesting indeed! We already know that tea is very healthy and helps prevent heart disease and cancer (even tooth decay and bad breath) and has more vitamin C than orange juice, so finding out that coffee has good health benefits isn't surprising.

Too bad lots of people have been told for years that these things were bad for them, when they could have been adding time on to their lives and living healthier.

Thanks.
 

ellen m. (222)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 3:57 am
I'm as happy as Cate about this, though i think i may have gone a little overboard as my consumption is about...
don't laugh...10+ lbs a month.
Yeah, no typo there. me. alone. by myself.
Heck, it's just about the only way i get water into my system :-)
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 4:10 am
good to know
 

Jennifer C. (168)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 6:16 am
I love coffee. Thanks for this great article.
 

Kristen Giffin (17)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 7:38 am
Great article! Thanks for sharing.
 

Dianne Lynn Elko (755)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 8:55 am
You and me both Ellen!! LOVE MY COFFEE!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 11:32 am
Thank you Cal, noted.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday May 17, 2012, 8:52 pm
LOL!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 18, 2012, 9:18 am
Thanks for the advice!
 

Frank S. (468)
Friday May 18, 2012, 10:25 am
Ellen,lol!
 

Frank S. (468)
Friday May 18, 2012, 10:32 am
I used to like it with Mexican sweet bread or tamales first thing in the morning, soooooo delicious! But now it keeps me running to the bathroom too much cause its a diuretic, so I drink sodas instead.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 18, 2012, 12:31 pm
Deep joy. Thanks.

(One might just quibble with the claim that coffee drinkers are less likely to die, though. It's not THAT good.)
 

Louise Fournier (0)
Friday May 18, 2012, 2:30 pm
Always good to know my cup of morning java has some positive health benefits!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 18, 2012, 3:09 pm
The most important piece of information about this research was merely passed over. The video should lattes, etc.I kept thinking how could this be healthy? THEN, the statement was made....drinking coffee black, with no sugar can achieve its best results. This research went on and on about coffee drinking, but unless you looked at the video, the real information was there.
Never can you convince me drinking coffee with 1-2 teaspoons of sugar a day could be healthy (especially if you drink more). Excessive dairy products can create calcium kidney stones later in life.
What this study quietly said was coffee can have a positive effect if it was drunk black, with no sugar. If you're under 50, I know this may be nearly impossible, as coffee has become a designer drink.
The lat time I went into a Dunkin Donuts, I ordered a medium black coffee. When I drank it in my car, I realized they put sugar in it.
I had to return it. The young girl who waited on me said:"You want NOTHING in it?". I swear I thought I left the planet.
 

annie statton (365)
Friday May 18, 2012, 5:57 pm
I can't drink coffee or tea, suddenly went right off it over night ,same with dairy products----odd .
 

Nimue Pendragon (298)
Friday May 18, 2012, 7:18 pm
I'll stick to my fruit teas.
 

Kim R. (0)
Saturday May 19, 2012, 1:25 am
Good because I drink a lot of coffee!
 

Carmen S. (622)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 6:25 pm
interesting, thanks Cal
 
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