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NIH Study Finds That Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk of Death

parallel_prankster (1455313) writes | more than 2 years ago

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parallel_prankster (1455313) writes "Older adults who drank coffee — caffeinated or decaffeinated — had a lower risk of death overall than others who did not drink coffee, according to a study by researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and AARP. Coffee drinkers were less likely to die from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries and accidents, diabetes, and infections, although the association was not seen for cancer. These results from a large study of older adults were observed after adjustment for the effects of other risk factors on mortality, such as smoking and alcohol consumption. They also found that the association between coffee and reduction in risk of death increased with the amount of coffee consumed. Relative to men and women who did not drink coffee, those who consumed three or more cups of coffee per day had approximately a 10 percent lower risk of death. Researchers caution, however, that they can't be sure whether these associations mean that drinking coffee actually makes people live longer. The full paper is available only for subscribers at the New England Journal of Medicine webpage ."

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Damn! (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 2 years ago | (#40029071)

When my grandma was 95 she told me "I don't know why anybody wants to live to be a hundred. It ain't no fun bein' old."

So now I have to give up coffee. Shit! Maybe I should just start smoking again, my brain doesn't work right without at least a half a pot of the delicious black stuff.

Hey, cool (1)

Deadstick (535032) | more than 2 years ago | (#40030071)

All these years, I thought my risk of death was 100%...

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