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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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To: Innovative

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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To: Puckster
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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To: All

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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To: aruanan

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.”


21 posted on 05/17/2012 6:22:16 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: libertarian27; SamAdams76
I always loved coffee ice cream and coffee milk (eclipse syrup-yum)

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.

22 posted on 05/17/2012 6:22:20 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: WackySam

IV drip is way better and the farts are less Kopi Luwak


23 posted on 05/17/2012 6:28:04 PM PDT by RedhairRedhair (I STILL love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: Innovative

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....


24 posted on 05/17/2012 6:29:37 PM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: RedhairRedhair

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.


25 posted on 05/17/2012 6:30:05 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Innovative

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.


26 posted on 05/17/2012 6:37:21 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


27 posted on 05/17/2012 6:39:02 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: SamAdams76

After reading your post, I just have to tell you that I admire you greatly...


28 posted on 05/17/2012 6:41:22 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: SamAdams76

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.


29 posted on 05/17/2012 6:41:35 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: duffee

Strong/old
hot/cold
and if it’s too thick
I’ll chew it.


30 posted on 05/17/2012 6:49:59 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: SamAdams76

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.


31 posted on 05/17/2012 6:53:00 PM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: SamAdams76

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.


32 posted on 05/17/2012 6:56:50 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Innovative

I hope this is true. I have drank enough coffee in my life time to float a battleship.


33 posted on 05/17/2012 6:57:24 PM PDT by kempo
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To: al baby

LOL. It’s the caffeine that’ll make you pee a lot,too.


34 posted on 05/17/2012 6:58:31 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: libertarian27
I know loads of people who ‘hate’ coffee but love coffee ice cream

I'm one of those who love both! And I'll gladly participate in your study on coffee ice cream. :-)

35 posted on 05/17/2012 6:59:00 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Gator113

If this is true then my grandparents will live to be 120!


36 posted on 05/17/2012 7:00:39 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Innovative

Apparently I’m immortal now.


37 posted on 05/17/2012 7:00:39 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Innovative

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.


38 posted on 05/17/2012 7:10:43 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Innovative

Kinda like Coors- It’s the water.


39 posted on 05/17/2012 7:11:08 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Rebelbase

“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”


40 posted on 05/17/2012 7:11:19 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: RedhairRedhair

Give it a few years and another taxpayer funded study and they’ll switch it again..


41 posted on 05/17/2012 7:13:36 PM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: Innovative

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.


42 posted on 05/17/2012 7:14:56 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Innovative
"There's some data showing that some of these components may prevent insulin resistance and have a role in diabetes,"

I wonder of that is still the case with my typical sugary/creamy/definatelty not decaf coffee ...

43 posted on 05/17/2012 7:15:43 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Innovative

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.


44 posted on 05/17/2012 7:16:56 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: Rebelbase

45 posted on 05/17/2012 7:22:05 PM PDT by RedhairRedhair (I STILL love my (scab made) Toyota)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

There goes your inheritance... ;>)

May your grandparents live a long and happy life....


46 posted on 05/17/2012 7:25:36 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

There goes your inheritance... ;>)

May your grandparents live a long and happy life....


47 posted on 05/17/2012 7:25:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: All
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48 posted on 05/17/2012 7:27:29 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: SamAdams76

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.


49 posted on 05/17/2012 7:29:09 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: SamAdams76

Tell it, Brother!!!


50 posted on 05/17/2012 7:30:07 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Non-compliant, not govt-issued, and not voting for Romney.)
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