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Coffee may be able to lengthen your life and lower your risk of depression

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Drink coffee, feel good, live healthier:

    (P)eople age 50 to 71 who drank at least one cup of coffee per day had a lower risk than nondrinkers of dying from diabetes, heart disease or other health problems when followed for more than a decade. That may be due to beneficial compounds in coffee such as antioxidants — which might ward off disease — and not caffeine. Decaf drinkers had the same results.

    Coffee is not just a pick-me-up; it also has been linked to a lower risk of depression. In a study led by the Harvard School of Public Health that tracked 50,000 women for 10 years, those who drank four or more cups of caffeinated coffee per day were 20 percent less likely to develop depression than nondrinkers. Another study found that adults who drank two to four cups of caffeinated coffee were about half as likely to attempt suicide as decaf drinkers or abstainers. The researchers speculated that long-term coffee drinking may boost the production of “feel good” hormones such as dopamine.

    Coffee may be able to lengthen your life and lower your risk of depression - The Washington Post
  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    What about people under 50 addicted to caffeine? Where's our study?
  3. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Around my household the condition "no coffee" leads to a remarkable decrease in life expectancy for both my wife and me. Thus, while the chain of causality might be a bit murky, I think one could make a plausible case that coffee "lengthens" my life.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member


    Here's today's brew in the gallery. Pretty good. The maple hangs on your palate for a few minutes.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    LTL gets to the heart of the matter.
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