Get The Hint: As Coffee Drinking Increases, The Risk Of Death Decreases
    By Hank Campbell | February 19th 2013 02:28 PM | 3 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments

    We're all going to die eventually, the overall mortality rate is still at 100%, but there are ways to postpone it. Coffee may be one of those ways.

    A large study (nearly 500,000 older adults) found a clear trend after 12 years: as coffee drinking increased, the risk of death decreased.  

    Study author Neal Freedman, PhD, MPH, National Cancer Institute, examined the relationship between coffee drinking and behaviors such as smoking and alcohol abuse, the physiological effects of caffeine on blood pressure and cardiac function, and the importance of differentiating between the effects of coffee and caffeine.

    Clearly we need randomized controlled trials to identify which components of coffee have benefits and which do not. Sign me up!

    Is there a link between coffee drinking and mortality? - Science Codex

    Comments

    I was a caffeine addict, went cold turkey for about a decade and for about a year I'm at 1-2 good cups a day.
    Hank
    That's not a Science 2.0 mug! We'll have to fix that the next time I order them.
    Sounds better than the virtual one in the pic. And you're probably still waiting for that 2nd bottle of porto that I have yet to receive!