January 23, 2013

Coffee Lowers Mortality

Coffee Linked to Lower Risk of Death:

"A new study that tracked the health and coffee consumption of more than 400,000 older adults for nearly 14 years found that java drinkers were less likely to die during the study than their counterparts who eschewed the brew. In fact, men and women who averaged four or five cups of coffee per day had the lowest risk of death, according to a report in Thursday's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine."

Basically, what this means is that people who drink coffee live longer. When you track a large group of people and divide them into groups, coffee drinkers vs. those who do not drink coffee, and over the course of the study you find a significantly larger percentage of people in the non-drinker category dying than in the drinker category, you're essentially finding that coffee drinkers live longer.

You never encounter people who say, "I'm trying to cut back on my vitamin C," right? Yet you find people wanting to give up coffee all of the time. Yet drinking coffee on a daily basis is one of the healthiest things a person can do.

More from the article:

"The correlation even held for people who mostly drank decaf brew.... 'If these are real biological effects, they seem to [have] to do with the substances in coffee that are not caffeine.'"

Totally unrelated:

This dating related website has a nice weblog format. It'd be nice if there was a site with free Movable Type weblog themes. But, I guess I'll just have to create my own when I get time. Obviously, as of the date of posting this entry, I've gotten nowhere in designing this site, but I wanted to save this entry before losing or forgetting about the link. I intend this weblog to be a searchable journal of helpful dietary information.

Posted by Jeff at January 23, 2013 11:10 AM
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