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Coffee drinking linked to longer life
CNN ^ | May 17, 2012 | By Amanda Gardner, Health.com

Posted on 05/17/2012 5:49:05 PM PDT by Innovative

Drinking a daily cup of coffee -- or even several cups -- isn't likely to harm your health, and it may even lower your risk of dying from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.

NIH followed 400,000 men and women for 13 years, during which 13% died.

In the study, both regular and decaf were associated with a lower risk of dying

Overall, coffee drinkers were less likely than their peers to die during the study, and the more coffee they drank, the lower their mortality risk tended to be. Compared with people who drank no coffee at all, men and women who drank six or more cups per day were 10% and 15% less likely, respectively, to die during the study.

Coffee contains some 1,000 compounds, many of which are health-promoting antioxidants, Freedman says.

"There's some data showing that some of these components may prevent insulin resistance and have a role in diabetes," he says.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


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KEYWORDS: coffee; diabetes; health; longevity; medicine
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To your health!

1 posted on 05/17/2012 5:49:13 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

In that case, I should live to a ripe old age.


2 posted on 05/17/2012 5:51:21 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Innovative

Nasty beverage. I almost never drink the stuff. If I die young because of that, no regrets.


3 posted on 05/17/2012 5:54:09 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Innovative

I think its all the running to take a leak


4 posted on 05/17/2012 5:54:09 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Innovative
So if I drink coffee EVERY DAY with my 16 oz steak, mashed potatoes and 1/2 loaf of Italian bread, I'll live to a ripe old age??

And if I drink coffee with my two eggs and buttered toast and pancakes with syrup, I'll live to a ripe old age.

The study is STUPID.

5 posted on 05/17/2012 5:54:27 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Innovative

So coffee is good for us? Everyone keep quiet before Moo-chelle starts regulating it..


6 posted on 05/17/2012 5:58:06 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Innovative

Jeepers, this story/study has legs! Everyone loves it...and posts it.

Wonder what will happen next week when the Tea-Cartel roll out their financed study that Coffee is the quick knock of the grim reaper and Tea makes you live forevah :>)


7 posted on 05/17/2012 5:58:29 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Innovative

But what about those of us who prefer our coffee in an enema?


8 posted on 05/17/2012 5:58:52 PM PDT by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: OrangeHoof
You are the first person I've ever run across that describes coffee as a "nasty beverage". Coffee is probably the best tasting drink in the history of human civilization. They even put coffee flavor in chocolate bars and ice cream.

Coffee is so good that I think of it constantly and when I have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, I just think about a hot steaming cup of coffee from Dunkin Donuts and I find the will power to cast aside the sheets and start my day.

Sometimes I even have coffee at night except I throw a little Kahlua or whiskey in there to counteract the caffeine.

I'm just wondering if you maybe you had a bad experience with coffee. Maybe you happened to get a bad cup in a gas station or something.

9 posted on 05/17/2012 6:00:22 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: libertarian27
Wonder what will happen next week when the Tea-Cartel roll out their financed study that Coffee is the quick knock of the grim reaper and Tea makes you live forevah :>)

We'll deny, deny, deny....as we head for the coffee pot. Silly. ;)

10 posted on 05/17/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Sacajaweau

” The study is STUPID. “

Hmmm - I don’t see anything like what you’re asserting anywhere in the article —

The thrust of the article, and the study, is that people who do the things you mention *with* coffee have a statistically better chance of living longer than people that do them *without*....


11 posted on 05/17/2012 6:01:38 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Innovative

So THIS is why I am still alive.

I might outlive Romney... Yeeee Haaaa


12 posted on 05/17/2012 6:01:54 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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They have to stop paying for these studies....a few years ago, in a study, it was said that starting with a cup and a half that it would jack with your cholesterol.....I doubt I believe the prior study nor this.

I just do what I want and do it in Faith and be thankful.

60 in August with no med’s to my name...other than what they require to have on hand to work in Afghanistan.

Butter was bad, butter is good...eggs were bad, eggs are good......I’m sticking with the land of milk and honey.


13 posted on 05/17/2012 6:03:41 PM PDT by Puckster
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They have to stop paying for these studies....a few years ago, in a study, it was said that starting with a cup and a half that it would jack with your cholesterol.....I doubt I believe the prior study nor this.

That was if it was French-press coffee or percolated coffee, not paper filter coffee. The paper filter captures the cafestol, a compound that can raise cholesterol.
14 posted on 05/17/2012 6:09:11 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Uncle Ike

“The explanation for the study findings “might not be the coffee” Fisher says. “It might be some characteristic of the coffee drinker”.”


15 posted on 05/17/2012 6:13:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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So will they now serve healthy coffee in our schools along with the rabbit food and pink slime?


16 posted on 05/17/2012 6:14:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: SamAdams76

I used to ‘hate’ coffee, probably had it a couple of times when I was a kid made straight or something...I always loved coffee ice cream and coffee milk (eclipse syrup-yum)I like coffee now, 2 sugars - milk or not....

I know loads of people who ‘hate’ coffee but love coffee ice cream - My husband loves coffee but hates coffee ice cream - what’s up with that? lol

I will carry this study theory further and proclaim that coffee ice cream should also be consumed daily to prolong longevity:>)


17 posted on 05/17/2012 6:14:59 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: max americana

Coffee: was bad for you, then good for you, no wait, bad for you, now once more good again...

C8H10N4O2


18 posted on 05/17/2012 6:15:18 PM PDT by RedhairRedhair (I STILL love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: eclecticEel

“In that case, I should live to a ripe old age.”

I already have. I’ve had 3-4 cups of black,unsweetened coffee(not decaf)for the past 60 years,and this included through 5 pregnancies.

We all drank coffee and we all had healthy kids.


19 posted on 05/17/2012 6:16:31 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Innovative

Love my coffee


20 posted on 05/17/2012 6:19:20 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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