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Drinking coffee reduces risk of Alzheimer's: study
AFP ^ | January 15, 2008

Posted on 01/16/2009 9:46:11 AM PST by Schnucki

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1 posted on 01/16/2009 9:46:11 AM PST by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

Wow, they included a picture of a cigarette next to the coffee. That’s odd.


2 posted on 01/16/2009 9:49:13 AM PST by mysterio
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To: Schnucki

Coffee is a health food. They should stock it in GNC.


3 posted on 01/16/2009 9:49:37 AM PST by mlo
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To: Schnucki

........earlier this week their were articles claiming that coffee causes cancer.....so I die of cancer or I lose my mind from Alzheimers......tough choice


4 posted on 01/16/2009 9:49:41 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Schnucki

Thank the good Lord I live in Seattle.


5 posted on 01/16/2009 9:49:50 AM PST by SoldierMedic (Rowan Walter, 23 Feb 2007 Ramadi)
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To: SoldierMedic

hmmm. If I can get a prescription for coffee, I could buy it tax-free through my health reimbursement account....


6 posted on 01/16/2009 9:51:26 AM PST by vrwconspiracist
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To: Schnucki

I’ve drunk so much joe I remember stuff that didn’t even happen to me.


7 posted on 01/16/2009 9:52:23 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Schnucki

Or, maybe people who are at a low risk for Alzheimer’s have lifestyles or jobs that lead them to consume more coffee?


8 posted on 01/16/2009 9:53:53 AM PST by Poison Pill (Help, I've voted Republican and I can't get up!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
"........earlier this week their were articles claiming that coffee causes cancer....."

Didn't see those. But there have been plenty of studies linking coffee to cancer prevention.

9 posted on 01/16/2009 9:55:52 AM PST by mlo
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To: vrwconspiracist
hmmm. If I can get a prescription for coffee, I could buy it tax-free through my health reimbursement account....

Have your doctor prescribe all your groceries!

10 posted on 01/16/2009 9:56:57 AM PST by Poison Pill (Help, I've voted Republican and I can't get up!)
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To: Schnucki

I drink O.J. Simpson coffee — strong, black and bitter.


11 posted on 01/16/2009 9:59:50 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham ("A laurel, and hearty handshake ....")
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To: Schnucki
moderate amounts of coffee...three and five cups of coffee

First time I've ever been called moderate!

12 posted on 01/16/2009 10:03:52 AM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Communism, Fascism, Socialism)
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To: mlo

Didn’t see those. But there have been plenty of studies linking coffee to cancer prevention.
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Indeed. Last week they were touting coffee’s ability to suppress oral and esophagael(sic) cancer


13 posted on 01/16/2009 10:07:44 AM PST by wally-balls
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To: Schnucki

Do you have to drink it everyday? What if you forget sometimes?


14 posted on 01/16/2009 10:08:54 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Le Chien Rouge

>>.....so I die of cancer or I lose my mind from Alzheimers......tough choice<<

Not a choice at all for me.
Have both in my family.

I’ll take the cancer anytime. It’s your own disease.
The alternative is all on your family.


15 posted on 01/16/2009 10:12:07 AM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Schnucki

Didn’t help my dad.


16 posted on 01/16/2009 10:17:44 AM PST by MarkeyD (11-4-08 For the first time I can say I am ashamed of my country.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"Do you have to drink it everyday? What if you forget sometimes?"

Then don't come near me.

17 posted on 01/16/2009 10:18:09 AM PST by mlo
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To: mlo

This is really good news...considering how I walk around hooked up to a Caffeine IV drip!


18 posted on 01/16/2009 10:21:55 AM PST by Be_Politically_Erect (Don't be a Mawworm!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

If you forget sometimes, then ITS TOO LATE!!!


19 posted on 01/16/2009 10:22:00 AM PST by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: Schnucki
I started my love affair with coffee when I was 8 years old. I often tell people that coffee is proof that: 1) there is a God, and 2) that He loves us very much.
20 posted on 01/16/2009 10:24:26 AM PST by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
I’ve drunk so much joe I remember stuff that didn’t even happen to me.

You're lucky.

I keep forgetting where I left my coffee cup.

21 posted on 01/16/2009 10:26:51 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat. But they know what's best.)
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To: mysterio
Wow, they included a picture of a cigarette next to the coffee. That’s odd.

Not really. According to an extensive study by WHO published in 1998, smoking actually reduces the risk of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and one other disease that I cannot remember at the moment.

I'm sure the information is listed in one of the links in here.
Sorry, I cannot access the info at this time.

22 posted on 01/16/2009 10:27:18 AM PST by Just A Nobody (I *LOVE* my Attitude Problem - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Schnucki
I knew somebody who had "Irish Alzheimer's".

They forgot everything except the grudges.

23 posted on 01/16/2009 10:28:40 AM PST by AU72
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To: mysterio
Wow, they included a picture of a cigarette next to the coffee. That’s odd.

The Breakfast of ChampionsTM

24 posted on 01/16/2009 10:30:21 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: netmilsmom
I’ll take the cancer anytime. It’s your own disease. The alternative is all on your family.

Indeed. I have an Uncle who suffers from it. Although he's more or less healthy and blissfully happy, he doesn't even really know his own children.

It's tough on my cousin when she goes to visit.

25 posted on 01/16/2009 10:34:17 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: wally-balls

I remember a study that said more than two cups of coffee a day will prevent gallstones. Has to be very freshly made though, like within 20 mins of brewing.


26 posted on 01/16/2009 10:35:39 AM PST by Judith Anne
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To: AU72
"They forgot everything except the grudges."

Grudges are an Irish thing? Explains a lot in my family.

27 posted on 01/16/2009 10:37:15 AM PST by mlo
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To: Schnucki

I’ve been drinking coffee everyday since I was 5. My dad would make me a cup before school. He was an old rancher who never went anywhere without a thermos of joe. I pretty much drink a pot or two everyday. Like God intended.


28 posted on 01/16/2009 11:01:51 AM PST by SoDak (Molon Labe)
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To: Pablo64

I beat you by two years. I used to drink coffeemilk, (half coffee, half scalded whole milk) much like others would drink cocoa, at six years of age. My parents would also take me and my siblings to New Orleans Cafe du Monde where we would get the same thing in french, (cafe au lait) with beinets.


29 posted on 01/16/2009 11:05:28 AM PST by sportutegrl
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I started with milk and sugar, but we were camping one time and didn’t have any. I wasn’t sure I wanted to try coffee black, but my mom said to give it a try. She told me once you learned to like it black you wouldn’t want cream or sugar anymore. I was skeptical, but, well...mother knows best. I rarely add anything to my coffee (unless it’s a cup of inferior brew). I’ve become such a complete coffee snob that I started roasting my own at home about 5 or 6 years ago. That way I get the absolute freshest, top-grade coffee. I highly recommend home roasting if you are a coffee lover. It’s fun, and you get the best coffee you’ll likely ever taste.


30 posted on 01/16/2009 1:55:10 PM PST by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: Pablo64

How do you roast it at home? I’ve read of various methods from fancy roasters to oven roasting.


31 posted on 01/16/2009 2:08:05 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: Schnucki
I can't drink more than an occasional coffee.

1. It rots my stomach.
2. I don't seem to get as much of a caffeine charge as many other people.
3. I really don't think it is a very good-tasting product.

I hope there are other ways of avoiding Alzheimer's.

32 posted on 01/16/2009 2:29:26 PM PST by wideminded
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To: little jeremiah
I use a small, single-pot hot air roaster. It takes about 8 minutes or so to roast enough for a single pot of coffee (I roasted a batch while I was typing this). I am probably going to buy a larger roaster this year so I can do up to a pound at a time. There are many types of roasters and many ways to roast at home, from old hot air popcorn poppers to oven roasting.

If you would like to check it out, I would recommend sweetmarias.com as a starting point. There is an abundance of information there on not only various types of roasters but roasting terms, techniques, green coffee beans, etc. Their roasting and cupping notes on the different origins and varieties of beans are extensive and very helpful. You can buy green (unroasted) beans on many websites, but not all offer the same quality of coffee beans.

33 posted on 01/16/2009 2:54:37 PM PST by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: Pablo64

Thanks. Will check out that site.


34 posted on 01/16/2009 2:56:11 PM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: Schnucki; austinmark; FreedomCalls; IslandJeff; JRochelle; MarMema; Txsleuth; Newtoidaho; ...
Some studies have also shown that coffee helps protects the nerve system, which can also protect against dementia, she said, pointing out that yet other studies show that coffee protects against diabetes, which in turn is known to be linked to Alzheimer's.

Midlife Coffee and Tea Drinking and the Risk of Late-Life Dementia: A Population-Based CAIDE Study

Abstract: Caffeine stimulates central nervous system on a short term. However, the long-term impact of caffeine on cognition remains unclear. We aimed to study the association between coffee and/or tea consumption at midlife and dementia/Alzheimer's disease (AD) risk in late-life. Participants of the Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging and Dementia (CAIDE) study were randomly selected from the survivors of a population-based cohorts previously surveyed within the North Karelia Project and the FINMONICA study in 1972, 1977, 1982 or 1987 (midlife visit). After an average follow-up of 21 years, 1409 individuals (71%) aged 65 to 79 completed the re-examination in 1998. A total of 61 cases were identified as demented (48 with AD). Coffee drinkers at midlife had lower risk of dementia and AD later in life compared with those drinking no or only little coffee adjusted for demographic, lifestyle and vascular factors, apolipoprotein E ε4 allele and depressive symptoms. The lowest risk (65% decreased) was found in people who drank 3-5 cups per day. Tea drinking was relatively uncommon and was not associated with dementia/AD. Coffee drinking at midlife is associated with a decreased risk of dementia/AD later in life. This finding might open possibilities for prevention of dementia/AD.

FReepmail me if you want on or off the diabetes ping list.

35 posted on 01/25/2009 9:11:19 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: AU72
My late father used to say that...all the time. You live in Pittsburgh? LOL...

FWIW, my caffienne avoiding (she's LDS) m-i-l has AD. Just anecdotal...but I know for myself, my second cup of coffee in the morning 'clears' the cobwebs to start the day...so maybe long term that 'clearing' helps (in addition to just being delish!!!)

36 posted on 01/25/2009 9:33:30 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Yoi and double Yoi!!! Pittsburgh is going to the Super Bowl!!!)
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To: Schnucki

Is it just the caffine in the coffee that they are talking about? If so what about an occasional no-doze tablet?


37 posted on 01/25/2009 10:46:35 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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Yesterday i had occasion to see my former sister in law. I used the word see, because that was all that happened, I saw her, she didn't see me nor did we speak. She is in her early sixties and has had early onset Alzheimer's for at least ten years. She is a shivering slobbering lump. She doesn't speak or acknowledge anything, she/her personality is gone from her body. It was heart breaking, I am still trying to deal with it.
38 posted on 01/26/2009 6:08:42 AM PST by Ditter
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To: neverdem

I meant to add to my last post, the thought that my ex sister in law could have prevented her present condition by drinking more coffee is pretty ridiculous.


39 posted on 01/26/2009 6:11:12 AM PST by Ditter
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To: neverdem
Coffee drinking at midlife is associated with a decreased risk of dementia/AD later in life. This finding might open possibilities for prevention of dementia/AD.

Thanks for the ping.

40 posted on 01/26/2009 6:35:03 AM PST by GOPJ (Corrupt business decisions get bailed-out. Why should I play by the rules?FReeper-pierrem15)
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To: Schnucki

So if you lose your marbles and go to Starbucks, you might be able to find your marbles in the bottom of your Obama cup?


41 posted on 01/26/2009 6:48:19 AM PST by cookcounty ("A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not why the ship is built." ---Governor Sarah Palin)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
...so I die of cancer or I lose my mind from Alzheimers......tough choice

No it's not - I've seen both in my family, and I promise you, cancer is BETTER.

42 posted on 01/26/2009 8:29:25 AM PST by nina0113 (Hugh Akston is my hero.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Another anecdote: I know an aqauintance, 67, she drank coffe heavily, bedridden for two yrs now with Alz’s, basically incapable of anything.


43 posted on 01/26/2009 2:49:35 PM PST by Rennes Templar (The Messiah and the Religion of Fleece)
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To: Pablo64

Ben Franklin said the same thing about beer!


44 posted on 01/26/2009 2:52:43 PM PST by allmendream ("He who does not work shall not eat")
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To: allmendream

Old Ben was a pretty smart fellow. The only difference is that I can have two or three cups of coffee in the morning and still go to work. ;-)


45 posted on 01/27/2009 5:15:10 AM PST by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: mysterio
If it is just coffee, I'm OK.

I seem to remember a study that showed nicotine was also helpful in curbing Alzheimers...

My father didn't drink much coffee, but it wasn't too long after he quit smoking that he was diagnosed with Alzheiners...

46 posted on 01/27/2009 5:53:40 PM PST by fantail 1952 (Charter member of the April 19th +234 Years Society)
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To: fantail 1952
Sorry to hear about your dad.

When I was a smoker, I used to cling to the positive brain effects. Supposedly it helped you on tests if you kept your nicotine level the same as when you were studying.

I got duped, though. Smoking might have some slight Alzheimer benefit, but it's more likely it will kill you dead before you can get to that age. I'm sorry I ever smoked. Hope that I quit in time.
47 posted on 01/27/2009 6:33:39 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Schnucki
If you gotta drink coffee, it might as well be the best....
48 posted on 01/27/2009 6:42:12 PM PST by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: BigBlueJon

http://www.trung-nguyen-online.com/index.html


49 posted on 01/27/2009 6:42:43 PM PST by BigBlueJon ("And shepherds we shall be....For Thee, my Lord, for Thee....")
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

“I drink O.J. Simpson coffee — strong, black and bitter.”

I tried that once, but I kept getting sharp stabbing pains.


50 posted on 01/27/2009 7:04:37 PM PST by Balata ("Truth surfaces when FReeRepublic is engaged."-Balata)
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