Drink coffee, live longer !!!
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Coffee!
Finally some GOOD news from the New England Journal of Medicine, as illustrated by the above chartoon. The LA Times writes:
Researchers tracking health and coffee consumption found that coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death during the course of the study. Subjects who averaged four or five cups per day fared best, though it's not clear why.
Also, I learned from this article that coffee originated in Ethiopia more than 500 years ago.
Time to drink more!
New York Times has some more good numbers: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/coffee-drinkers-may-live-longer/
As expected, the researchers found that the regular coffee drinkers in the group were also more likely to be smokers. They ate more red meat and fewer fruits and vegetables, exercised less and drank more alcohol – all behaviors associated with poor health.
But once the researchers controlled for those risks, the data showed that the more coffee a person consumed, the less likely he or she was to die from a number of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, infections and even injuries and accidents.
More coffee, please!!