Skip to comments.Coffee drinking linked to longer life
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.
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To your health!
In that case, I should live to a ripe old age.
Nasty beverage. I almost never drink the stuff. If I die young because of that, no regrets.
I think its all the running to take a leak
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.
So coffee is good for us? Everyone keep quiet before Moo-chelle starts regulating it..
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 :>)
But what about those of us who prefer our coffee in an enema?
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.
We'll deny, deny, deny....as we head for the coffee pot. Silly. ;)
” 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*....
So THIS is why I am still alive.
I might outlive Romney... Yeeee Haaaa
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.
“The explanation for the study findings “might not be the coffee” Fisher says. “It might be some characteristic of the coffee drinker”.”
So will they now serve healthy coffee in our schools along with the rabbit food and pink slime?
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:>)
Coffee: was bad for you, then good for you, no wait, bad for you, now once more good again...
“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.
Love my coffee
Thanks for the clarification.....however, you know what I’m getting at.....study overload......”Fat, drunk and stupid and study overloaded is no way to go through life, son.”
I love to take a tablespoon of coffee left over from morning's breakfast (it drains off from the drip unit) and have it that evening in a glass of whole milk.
IV drip is way better and the farts are less Kopi Luwak
I drink 6 to 8 cups of coffee a day......I’m going to live to 100 if I don’t die from lack of sleep first....
I get REAL grumpy if I don’t get my Java fix....
I remember when it was bad for you. I rarely drink it in the afternoon or night anymore, sometimes decaf with a desert. I do drink 2 to 4 cups in the morning, black no sugar, but I don’t like it strong or old.
The Doc put my office mate on a caffeine free existence a couple of weeks ago. Poor guy has to watch me guzzle joe all day.
My grandparents lived to mid to late 90’s age on such a diet you described. Real food, less preservatives an were hard working active people.
Good genetics an less FDA etc...
My opinion ... Stay Safe.
After reading your post, I just have to tell you that I admire you greatly...
I’m another one who can’t stand coffee - I don’t particularly care for the greasy taste and it gives me a tummy ache if I drink more than one cup. OTOH, I drink up to 8 cups of hot tea a day (plain ole’ Lipton) and have for some 40 years and never a tummy problem with tea. Go figure.
and if it’s too thick
I’ll chew it.
I agree with you Sam, a good cup of coffee is one of the best things God ever invented. My dad was a huge coffee drinker and we had many a great conversation over a cup of coffee. Gosh I miss those days. All my dad wanted during the last 3 days of his life was coffee with a little cream and sugar. That was the last thing he was served the day before he passed. I know I will be the same way.
I would make the second one then. I have tried it many different ways over the years but cannot stand the taste of any of it. If it tasted as good as it smelled, I would drink it heavily.
On the other hand, I love milk and like hot chocolate.
I hope this is true. I have drank enough coffee in my life time to float a battleship.
LOL. It’s the caffeine that’ll make you pee a lot,too.
I'm one of those who love both! And I'll gladly participate in your study on coffee ice cream. :-)
If this is true then my grandparents will live to be 120!
Apparently I’m immortal now.
Maybe that was the secret of how, in the Book of Genesis, so many of the patriarchs lived hundreds and hundreds of years. They drank lots of coffee!
If that’s the case, I’ll be joining the other heavily caffeinated FReepers here in a special thread to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Obama’s defeat in 2112. And of course some joker will post the latest photo of Helen Thomas in it.
Kinda like Coors- It’s the water.
“The Doc put my office mate on a caffeine free existence “
Show him this article.
“it may even lower your risk of dying from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease”
Give it a few years and another taxpayer funded study and they’ll switch it again..
My dear old Mother was a coffee addict, so was Daddy but I think Mother was worse. They kept a pot of coffee on all the time.
I remember we were driving through Louisiana and we skipped breakfast. Mother suggested we stop and have some coffee. We did and Mother said it was the best cup of coffee she had ever had. What it was is she missed it so much that when she finally got a cup it tasted great to her.
I wonder of that is still the case with my typical sugary/creamy/definatelty not decaf coffee ...
Coffee beans dipped in dark chocolate are a favorite treat of mine. I would assume that these count beneficially too...maybe doubly so, dark chocolate is also loaded with antioxidants.
I probably enjoy 6 to 8 cups of coffee during the course of a normal day. I have know for some time that coffee has health benefits. Coffee is the largest single source for antioxidants among the American adult population.
There goes your inheritance... ;>)
May your grandparents live a long and happy life....
There goes your inheritance... ;>)
May your grandparents live a long and happy life....
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I LOVE coffee...love the aroma in the coffee aisles of grocery stores but as a Navy brat we always had a fresh pot of coffee on...thank you LORD for proving that coffee is good for our health. Cheers! I am a coffee fanatic..best invention on God’s green earth..EVER and a little enhancements such as Baileys irish cream make it even better.
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