Smorgasbord Health 2017 – Food in the News – Thumbs up for Coffee

Smorgasbord Health 2017

I love my morning cup of coffee but I usually have at around 11.00 .. it is decaffeinated however.. otherwise I would be wired for the rest of the day.

Summary

Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Drinking coffee was associated with lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease. People who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who didn’t drink coffee. This association was even stronger for those who drank two to three cups a day — 18 percent reduced chance of death.
An extract from the article published on https://www.sciencedaily.com

Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer.

Drinking coffee was associated with a lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory and kidney disease for African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Latinos and whites.

People who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who didn’t drink coffee. This association was even stronger for those who drank two to three cups a day — 18 percent reduced chance of death.

Lower mortality was present regardless of whether people drank regular or decaffeinated coffee, suggesting the association is not tied to caffeine, said Veronica W. Setiawan, lead author of the study and an associate professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

“We cannot say drinking coffee will prolong your life, but we see an association,” Setiawan said. “If you like to drink coffee, drink up! If you’re not a coffee drinker, then you need to consider if you should start.”

The study, which was be published in the July 11 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, used data from the Multiethnic Cohort Study, a collaborative effort between the University of Hawaii Cancer Center and the Keck School of Medicine.

To read the rest of the article and the benefits identified: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170710172118.htm

 

Thanks for dropping by and look forward to your feedback.. Sally.

 

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30 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Health 2017 – Food in the News – Thumbs up for Coffee

  1. Yay for coffee! So it’s the actual coffee bean? That’s good news since caffeine is not good for you. (Or has that been disproved? And…I suppose it depends on the person, their health, etc.) Anyway, thanks for sharing the info, Sally. 🙂

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      • Seven cups a day? O_o Yikes. I only have one (and sometimes an iced or really sweet concoction from some coffee place but those are decaf). But I am one of those with kind of a low tolerance for caffeine. Completely agree with the “everything in moderation” philosophy.

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  2. Yum and cheers Sal. I have to wonder how many writers don’t drink lots of coffee lol. But I”m like you (naturally). I have my morning coffee and sometimes steal in a second one after lunch. That’s cutting it to the quick because any later, it only adds to my insomnia. ❤ xo

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