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Coffee is good for you - today at least

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Coffee is good for you - today at least

I saw it on BBC News this morning but it isn't on the BBC News page so here is another link http://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/drinking-three-cups-of-coffee-a-day-could-help-you-live-longer...

Men who downed at least three cups of coffee a day were 18 per cent less likely to die than non-coffee drinkers.

Women drinking the same amount benefited less but saw an eight per cent drop in risk of death.

 

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I need 3 coffee,s in the morning just to get started Smiley

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Only one a day here and usually mid morning, but then I do make it rather strong so....  Thumbs Up

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Just been in the kitchen and made a cup of tea for a change instead of coffee.

That's one day deducted from my extended life span Roll eyes

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I rarely drink coffee, had some the other day, granted it was one of them nescafe things with milk & sugar already in it & which foams up to pretend to be a cappuccino type thing, big mistake, forgot the stuff contained lactose, and being lactose intolerant, well I'll spare you the details, but suffice to say, I was left feeling very drained, literally... Shocked

 

But yeah, not much of a coffee drinker, I preferred the article saying that two pints of beer is good at preventing heart attacks... Grin

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i enjoy a black douwe  egberts with a little sugar Thumbs Up

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Give me a coffee with cream and three sugars and I'm happy-ish.

 

Honestly I do get fed up with the "this is good for you one week, bad for you then next" reports. Let's just keep things in moderation and enjoy what we like when we can for the relatively short time we are here.

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Despite my enjoying coffee, I'm afraid that those headlines are just wrong.  Drinking three cups of coffee will not make you 18% less likely to die. The probability of both coffee drinkers and non coffee drinkers dying is the same, and it's 100%.

Now, as for when they might die, that's arguable. But as it stands those headlines are fake news!

 

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Health "advice" seems to change more frequently than the lunar cycle.  Just to be on the safe side I add a glass of red wine to the coffee I drink to wash down the statins. 

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I thought the idea was have coffee instead of taking statins, not both? As for a glass of red each day well that's always been good for the old ticker, apparently. Smiley

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I drink three cups of coffee a day at most, but my Australian dentist told me that was quite a lot; she obviously hasn't met any of my colleagues.

A short while ago it was claimed that three cups of tea a day prevented dementia; I normally only have two.

The advice on chocolate has changed so many times I've lost count.

And then there is the five-a-day, or whatever-number-a-day.

Oily fish, but only three times a week or whatever.

Eggs are good for you, but only three a week.

Fat is bad for you.

Fat is ok, it's sugar that's bad.

Following all this health advice means spending all day eating, drinking, and putting on weight.

I think the best thing is just to eat anything in moderation.

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Eating in moderation right nowWink

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Re: Coffee is good for you - today at least

As Sting once said "I don't drink coffee, I take tea my dear".
Though I like the beer suggestion too, I might have to give it a go. Tongue