• [SM] study: coffee drinkers may live longer

    From RS Wood@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jul 16 00:01:13 2017
    XPost: sci.misc

    From the «and the jitters are just lovely» department:
    Title: Drink More Coffee; Live Longer
    Author: CoolHand
    Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:23:00 -0400
    Link: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/07/14/1420224&from=rss

    Studies Suggest Healthy Adults Drink More Coffee when they Live Longer

    Drinking coffee could lead to a longer life, scientist says

    "exec" writes:

    Arthur T Knackerbracket has found the following story[1]:

    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 will 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

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    An Anonymous Coward also submitted this:

    Two studies[2] showed a link between coffee-drinking and a propensity toward longevity, but stopped short of proving cause and effect. [...] one downside
    to the research is the fact that many people stop drinking coffee -- or drink less of it -- when they are ill, a "bias that is very hard to fully


    Original Submission #1[3]  Original Submission #2[4] 

    Read more of this story[5] at SoylentNews.

    [1]: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170710172118.htm (link)
    [2]: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/three-cups-of-coffee-a-day-linked-to-longer-life-1.3497707 (link)
    [3]: http://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=21201 (link)
    [4]: http://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=21200 (link)
    [5]: https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/07/14/1420224&from=rss (link)

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