Those of us under 55 who drink a lot of coffee – more than four cups per day ...
I'm a 48-year old card-carrying member of the Serious Coffee Drinkers of America. I drink my first four cups of coffee before I leave for work in the morning. My coffee cup at work is actually a travel mug, and it's never empty or contain cold coffee. I drink a full pot of coffee between dinner and bedtime. Most workdays, I drink 20-30 cups of coffee, easily. I cut back to only 10 cups or so per day on the weekends.
I just had a full health checkup. I have no -- zero, none, nada -- health problems. Sure, my knees are starting to ache and I now wear glasses to read, but as far cholesterol, glucose levels, triglycerides, etc. goes, I'm well within the normal range. My blood pressure was 106/70 and my resting pulse was 54.
Maybe I'll be one of those old guys that eats and drinks whatever he wants and lives to 110. Maybe coffee is the reason.
Mayo Clinic Proceedings, I laugh in your general direction.